Everything you wanted to know about cats and you had no one to ask ...
1. Cats spend an average of two-thirds of their day sleeping. This means that a 9-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of his life
2. Unlike dogs, cats have no love for sweets. Scientists believe this is due to a mutagenic mutation in the body
3. The technical term for a cat's fur ball is "bizarre" which means a lump in the intestines
4. A cat usually can not go down a tree with its head leading it down, simply because its nails are rounded in the wrong direction.
5. During the period of the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII discussed cats as evil and ordered the burning of thousands of them. Unfortunately, the widespread killing of cats led to a population explosion of rats that exacerbated the effects of the Black Plague.
6. Have you ever thought how cats can survive falls of over 20 meters? This is especially possible because of their "alignment". The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell them where their bodies are in relation to the ground so that the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
In any case of falling from a height, even if the cat looks okay, run to the vet.
7. The cat rubs against you or guests? He does so not only to express affection, but also to mark his territory with the olfactory glands surrounding him. The tail area and the feet also carry the smell of the cat.
8. The cat's vision is both better and worse than that of humans. It is better because cats can see in a dimmer light and have more peripheral vision. And it's worse because they do not notice good colors like humans. Scientists believe that grass looks red to cats
9. The most famous comic cat is probably the Cheshire cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. With his ability to disappear, this mysterious figure embodies the magic and witchcraft historically associated with cats.
10. The ears of the cat are by far the most elaborate organs. Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (humans only have 6) and a cat can rotate its ears 180 degrees independently.
11. The cat's heart beats almost twice as fast as humans, 110-140 beats per minute.
12. Cats do not have sweat pores in their bodies like humans, instead they sweat only through their feet.
13. Adult cats have 30 teeth in their mouths. Kittens have about 26 temporary teeth, which they lose when they are about six months old.
14. Cats love to eat grass
15. Cats have a third eyelid!
16. The cat mustache is used to measure openings, by inserting its head into the gap, measures the cat if it can pass through it or is too narrow for it.
17. A cat gurgles regardless of whether it is inhaling or exhaling. It's not easy ... try it yourself
18. Cats have 5 toes in their forepaws, but only 4 toes in their hind legs, except for cats that carry a garden for other fingernails. These are often called "Hemingway" cats named after the famous writer who raised such cats.
17. Cats in three colors (fresh-colored) are almost always females
18. A falling cat will always correct itself in the right order: first the head will rotate, then the spine, and the hind legs will be straightened, and the cat will bend its back to reduce the effect of the landing.
19. To prevent your cat from scratching the furniture, give it a quality scratching board. Still short? Try smelling lemon or orange in the area. Most cats hate these odors.
20. Cats are partially color blind. They have the same blind red / green colors that humans have (red looks green and green looks red or their shades)
21. Have you ever tried to feed your cat with food that just left the refrigerator? Most cats prefer their food at room temperature, and will definitely refuse any food that is too cold or hot.
22. Cats have a very weak sense of taste, they have only 473 taste buds, while humans have 9,000. However, they are more flavorful than humans because of the developed sense of smell that participates in the sensational experience significantly.
23. Cats have strong night vision that allows them to see a light level six times lower than what a person needs to see. This is possible by means of a unique anatomical structure in the eye that acts as a light reflector and is known as a "lattice" - that is what you see when you light a cat's eyes at night and see two red "lanterns" in the eye
24. White cats with blue eyes are often born deaf
According to many tales that have passed over the years, Newton experimented with light in a dark room and one of his most beloved cats (" Which was apparently named "Spithead") kept open the door and interfered with the experiment To continue his work unharmed and allow the cat to roam freely, he cut a small hole in the door and covered it with a cloth that developed into what is now known as "pet door" And dogs too.
26. Domestic cats like to play. This is especially true of kittens who like to chase toys and fight between them. Fighting games between kittens can be a way for them to practice and learn hunting skills.
27. Cats have excellent hearing and strong sense of smell