Wednesday, December 1, 2010

38 Strange...But Interesting Facts About Cats.

Did you know that One out of every four American families has a pet cat and some have more than one. However, If you don't have your very own cat to appreciate and love its eccentricities and incomparable behaviors. If you're an ailurophile (A cat lover), the following facts about cats will introduce you into interesting and likely unknown facts about cats and their behavior, lifecycle, senses, and habits.

>>> There's more than 500 million domestic cats in the whole world, with 33 distinct breeds.

>>> Cats "paw" or "rub down" (As referred to as kneading) to mark their territory. Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws and rub off the sweat as a means of marking territory.

>>> Cat urine glows in the dark if you shine a black light on it. If you believe your cat or kitten has had an accident on your carpet, use a black light to find the mishap.

>>> The mark on a cat's nose is a unique, like that of a human fingerprint.

>>> Almost a quarter of cat owners acknowledge to using a blow dryer on their cat's after a bath.

>>> If your cat is close to you, and their tail is pulsating, this is the greatest look of love your cat can give you.

>>> If your cats beating its tail, this means there in a bad mood...Time for you to maintain their space!

>>> Only domesticated cats keep their tails upright when walking. Wild cats keep their tails horizontally or inserted between their legs when walking.

>>> Throughout their productive lifetime, one female cat can deliver more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kitties can reproduce over 400,000 kittens in just 7 years.

>>> Sir Isaac Newton, also invented the cat door.

>>> The more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak back to you.

>>> Kittens start dreaming when they're over one week old.

>>> A group of kittens is referred to as a (kindle.} A group of adult cats is referred to as a (clowder.) A male cat is a (tom,) a female cat is a (molly) or (queen), and baby cats are called (kittens.)

>>> Cats normally spend 30% of their active hours grooming themselves.

>>> Every year Americans spend 4 billion dollars on foods for their cats. That's 1 billion dollars greater than they spend their baby food!

>>> Cats can say over a hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10 sounds.

>>> The majority of cats don't have any eyelashes whatsoever.

>>> Cats have been utilized to deliver mail: In Belgium in 1879, 37 cats were used to bring mail to small towns. All the same they determined that the cats weren't controlled enough to maintain it.

>>> During their lifespan, the ordinary house cat passes about 11,000 hours purring.

>>> A cat's jaws can't move sideways.

>>> Cats seldom meow at other cats.

>>> When cats are happy, they might close their eyes shut.

>>> Cats do not use their voice's instinctive frequency range to verbally put across feelings like fondness, wrath, hunger, boredom, felicity and fright...This would be unperceivable to humans as this frequency is a lot lower than humans can hear. A few researchers think cats might have learned we can't hear them in their normal range and have conformed so they can associate to us on our terms.

>>> The cause for the deficiency of mouse-flavored cat chow is because the fact is that the test subjects (cats, by nature!) Didn't like it.

>>> Cats can see so well in the dark for their eyes really reflect light. Light enters their eyes, and is reflected back out. This signifies that their eyes in reality work just about like built-in flashlights.

>>> While a cat pursuits its target, it keeps its head even. Dogs and humans bobtail their heads up and down.

>>> Female cats are inclined to be right pawed, while male cats are to a greater extent frequently left pawed. Interestingly, although 90% of human beings are right handed, the remaining 10% of left-handers as well tend to be male.

>>> Although it's typically believed that the ancient Egyptians were the 1st to tame cats, the oldest acknowledged pet cat was lately discovered in a 9,500-year-old tomb on the Mediterranean Sea island of Cyprus. This grave predates early Egyptian art portraying cats by 4,000 years or further.

>>> Cats are North America’s commonest pet...There's Approximately 73 million cats compared to the Approximately 63 million dogs. Over 30% of families in North America have a cat.

>>> Roughly some 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the United States. Each year.

>>> A cat can run as fast approximately 31 mph (49 km) across a short distance.

>>> A few cats have outlived falls of over 60 feet, due for the most part to their “correcting reflex.” Their eyes and balancing organs in the inner ear recount it where it's in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats with no tails have this ability.

>>> Just about all cats deliver a litter of between 1 and 9 kittens. The biggest acknowledged litter ever was 19 kittens, of which 15 lived.

>>> The commonest pureblood cat is the Persian cat, followed by the Main Coon cat and the Siamese cat.

>>> Cats detest the water since their fur doesn't insulate them well while it’s wet. The Turkish Van, all the same, is one cat that loves swimming. Bred in central Asia, its coat has a unusual texture that makes it water-repellent.

>>> A cat commonly has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

>>> The small tufts of hair in a cat’s ear help shut out direct sounds into the auricle, and isolate the ears are known as “ear furnishings.

>>> A cat’s mouth cannot travel sideways, so a cat cannot chew on large pieces of food.