Cats are our fascination and that can be proved by their population as pets. Cats are among the most popular pets in the world and almost you will find a cat in any animal lover’s house. But this cat is a very amazing creature. There are lots of fascinating facts related to them and we know a very few of them to be frank. So to say clearly there are endless things to know about cats in real. So let’s start our journey on knowing these various amazing facts related to them. Here you will be getting a wide collection of various funny and scary pictures of cats on the go. So have a good time.
There might be instances when your furry little cat would appear to you as though it’s a miniature tiger.
That’s not unlikely, considering that the genetic makeup of a domesticated cat is 95.6% similar to that of a tiger.
It’s also why both a house cat and a tiger mark territories with their urine and are good at pouncing and stalking.
A cat arching its back during a threatening situation is a self-defense mechanism. It is the cat’s way of making itself appear bigger in front of an enemy.
In human language, this stance translates to, “You’re a threat and I’m scared, but I will defend myself if it comes to it.”
You’ve probably heard of the superstition that if a black cat crosses your path, you will be met with bad luck, or worse, death.
This belief came from the Norman and Germanic people somewhere around 500 to 1500 AD, which led to the mass eradication of black cats.
This ridiculous belief backfired because with the cats gone, rats and mice overpopulated Europe, which contributed to the Bubonic Plague.
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Cats are normally very lazy and you will spot them most of the time sleeping in a corner of a room. Cats actually spend 2/3 of the day sleeping, so the calculation says that in 9 years old cat has been awake for only 3 years of its life. Just think of it, you will also love to have such a life. Really cats are one of the most aristocratic creatures in the world and they hardly bothers about what going on around them or what people are thinking about them.
This creature is called a serval, which looks like a mix between a house cat and a cheetah. Among all the felines, serval has the longest legs and biggest ears in proportion to its body.
The serval itself is a wild animal, so you might be better off leaving it alone and not trying to domesticate one.
Nonetheless, if you really love them, there is a hybrid cat that crosses a domestic cat and a serval.
This breed is called the savannah. Despite being domesticated, savannahs often keep most of its wild instincts and behaviors.
The sphynx cat is one of the most popular cat breeds around the globe. Its hairless appearance is caused by a genetic mutation that keratinizes its hair follicles.
Sphynx cats are highly in demand, and a lot of breeders often sell them anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000.
Do you know that a cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain than the dog’s brain? This has been proved biologically. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions. And probably so there are approximate 500 million pet cats around the world with approximately 40 recognized breeds. Cats are also very intelligent and that can be easily proved that cat is one among the animals sent to space. The first cat sent to space was ‘Felicette’. It was a female cat and she survived the trip.
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Heterochromia is the condition when the colors of the eyes are different from one another.
For a cat to develop this, it must have either the dominant white gene or the white spotting gene.
As you can infer, both of the genes involve the white color. This means that it is even rarer for a completely black cat to develop heterochromia.
There is a cat that’s probably way richer than you. Yep, a cat named Blackie holds the Guinness World Record for the richest cat in the world.
Upon the death of his owner, Ben Rea, Blackie inherited around $12.5 million of Rea’s fortune.
Blackie was the only one among the 15 cats Rea owned that was still alive at the time of his death.
Rea’s sister, Dorothy, also bequeathed around $5 million of her fortune to animal charities when she died.
Cats, camels, and giraffes share something in common.
You’re probably wondering what could possibly be similar among these otherwise very different creatures.
Well, it’s simply the way they walk.
Among the animal kingdom, they are the only three creatures who walk with one side of the body first followed by the other side, instead of alternating.
This means that a cat, camel, and giraffe walk by moving its front left foot first, followed by the rear left foot, then front right foot, and finally the rear right foot.
We all know that dogs have a much more hearing power than us. But do you know that cat’s hearing power is much more than that of the dogs. Yes many of us don’t have an idea about that. But it doesn’t ends here. A cat can hear high frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than that of the humans. Isn’t it too amazing to believe? Yes really it is. Again another interesting fact is that cats can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound. So just think about their jumping power.
Did you know that there was a town in Alaska where a cat is an elected public official? You read that right.
Stubbs served as Talkeetna’s mayor for 20 years!
He doesn’t have any real power, which can be either a good or a bad thing. As for the people in Talkeetna, that’s a positive thing!
Stubbs didn’t raise their taxes, nor did he interfere with their businesses.
Again do you know that cats rub their body with humans not just to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face? The tail areas and the paws also carry the cat scent. Now the next is that cats give birth to a litter of between 1 and 9 kittens in normal. But the largest known litter ever born was 19 kittens of which 15 survived. These facts are really very amazing and we have just collected it for the information of all of our readers.
Did you know that the guy who discovered the laws of gravity is also responsible for cat doors?
When Isaac Newton was working on his experiments at the Cambridge University, he was constantly distracted and interrupted by his cats.
The cats would continuously scratch at his door, wanting to get in. To solve this, Newton called the university’s carpenter and asked him to saw two holes at the door.
One of the door was for the mother and the other was for the kitten.
The earliest ancestor of modern cat lived about 30 million years ago. Scientists called it ‘The Proailurus’ which means the first cat in Greek. The groups of animals that pet cats belong to emerged 12 million years ago. So we think that you all have enjoyed these amazing information related to cats and and also enjoyed the beautiful pictures that we also have collected for you all. All the photographs are collected from different sources in the internet and are all clicked by some photographers to whom we are very thankful. So we will be coming up with another article very soon and till then have a look on other articles in the blog.