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Top 7 Facts You Don't Know About Cats

Top 7 Facts You Don't Know About Cats

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A polydactyl cat has a genetic abnormality which gives it extra toes. The writer Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of these cats and 45 of them still live in his home in Key West. They are sometimes called ‘Hemingway cats’!

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Want to know a famous cat person? Abraham Lincoln! He kept four cats in the White House and commented that they were smarter than his cabinet. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was once asked if her husband had any hobbies – her reply was simply, ‘cats’.

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Cats develop pretty quickly in the womb – a cat only carries kittens for around 58-65 days before they are born. That compares to around 280 days for humans! The largest litter of kittens ever recorded is a whopping nineteen.

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Ever heard that cats have nine lives? These cat legends stem from the fact that cats are built to withstand huge falls that would certainly fell a human. Cats falling from a five-story building have a 90% chance of survival!

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Cats are often particularly active at night because that is when many of their prey are most active. They also have incredible night vision which means they can easily stalk and catch food. Their eyes are able to work in six times less light than a human’s can!

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The natural sound of kittens falls in a frequency range that is inaudible to the human ear. Scientists say meowing was invented by kittens for more successful cohabitation with humans.

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Cats developed their meow because of humans. The natural sound of kittens falls in a frequency range that is inaudible to the human ear. Scientists say meowing was invented by kittens for more successful cohabitation with humans. The more often you talk to your cat, the often your cat will answer.

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Isaac Newton invented the cat door. Newton was conducting an experiment in a dark room and his cat, Spithead, kept opening the door, ruining the experiment

Extra Fact If The Day:
The American flag has undergone many changes to arrive at its current form. There have been 27 versions of the flag representing the addition of new states.

From 1997 to 2017, the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska was a cat named Stubbs. This kitty lived the high-life and used to go to a local restaurant every evening to drink catnip water out of a tumbler.

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