21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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1. Ancient Egyptians adored cats for their finesse in killing rodents.

2. Cats prefer their food at room temperature — not too hot, not too cold.

3. A cat named Stubbs has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.

4. Cats can't taste sweetness ... bummer.

5. A cat's purr may be a form of self-healing, nervousness, or contentment.

6. A cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s than to a dog’s.

7. Cats can pick up on your tone of voice. So speak sweetly to them!

8. Rather than nine months, cat pregnancies last about nine weeks.

9. Cats have better long-term memory than dogs.

10. Abraham Lincoln loved cats. President Clinton had one named Socks!

11. Cats rub against people to mark their territory.

12. Black cats are good luck in the United Kingdom and Australia.

13. Cats walk like camels, moving their right feet first before their left.

14. Cats can spend up to a third of their waking hours grooming.

15. The largest litter of kittens produced 19 kittens.

16. Cat noses are unique, just like human fingerprints.

17. Many cats like to lick their owner's freshly washed hair.

18. Cats can be toilet trained.

19. When a cat’s tail looks like a question mark, it means playtime!

20. Webbed feet on a cat? The Peterbald breed's got 'em!

21. Cats are the most popular pet in the U.S.

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1. Ancient Egyptians adored cats for their finesse in killing rodents.