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Why did Mother Nature see fit to endow cats with those long, elegant whiskers of theirs? Is there any truth to the widespread notion that whiskers help cats maintain their balance? We were curious to know the answers, so did a little bit of research to see what we could learn--and what we found out was pretty darned fascinating!

Whiskers allow cats to locate objects and prey
Cats don’t use their whiskers for balance (that’s a myth!), but whiskers allow them to “feel” the precise location of things around them. But why are they feeling around rather than just looking...