Did You Also Know …

April 8, 2006


Cats are allergic to chocolates, raisins & aspirins.

Cats can learn to do tricks, if they feel like it.

A cat’s nosepad is unique, like a fingerprint.

Cats purr about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

Cats walk on their toes. Their soles barely touch the ground when they walk.

Cats can see 120 feet away.

White cats are prone to sunburn.

A polecat is a nocturnal European weasel, not a cat.

Kittens are born both blind and deaf. The vibration of the mama cat’s purring acts as a homing device, signaling when the kittens should nurse.

Cats and humans have identical regions in the brain which is responsible for emotion.

An adult cat has 32 teeth.

Calico cats are almost always female. If male, that cat is sterile.

A mouse flavored cat food was tested and discarded. Cats didn’t like it.

Cats have a sensitivity to the earth’s magnetic field, which supports their homing instinct (ability to return home from a great distance).

Cats have over 100 vocalization sounds, 10x more than a dog.

Winston Churchill was an ailurophile (lover of cats). He called his cat, Nelson, his “Rear Admiral”.

The first formal cat show was held in London, England in 1871. The first cat show in America was held in New York City in 1881.

Cats can have freckles.

Cats respond more favorably to the female voice because it has a higher pitch.

Cats can get “age spots”.

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5 Responses to “Did You Also Know …”

  1. Fat Eric said

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog – always nice to meet other kitties in the blogosphere.

  2. calsifer said

    Cool tidbits!

  3. KXBC said

    You know, I note the 2nd last fact too. Although my cats are afraid of strangers and hide when my friends come over, they respond more favourably to the women than the men. We suspected they do not like the lower tone of the guys. So our suspicion was true all along.

    But they don’t like high pitch screaming kids too.

  4. Cat said

    kxbc – cos kids are not just high pitch, they are LOUD.

    don’t say cats, even i am scared of kids. 😉

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