21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

posing cat

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

Cat eating his water

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

Stubbs

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

funny evil gray striped cat

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

Pure white cat sleeping on white bedding

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

Lovely kitten on sleeping

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

Portrait Of Cat Against Purple Background

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

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

Curious Little Kittens are Hiding At The Pavement

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

Gold Team

11. Cats rub against people to mark their territory.

Cat Snuggle

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

Cute cat at home

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

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

Cat Grooming

15. The largest litter of kittens produced 19 kittens.

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

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

Cat Lick

18. Cats can be toilet trained.

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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

21 Amazing Facts About Cats That You Never Knew

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.