Cats: Far More Interesting Than Humans


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Think you know everything there is to know about cats?

We can all agree that cats are pretty amazing animals.  We’ve heard the general facts about their superior night vision and recent videos have slowed-down the cat’s drinking motion and validated they do indeed lap liquid from the underside of their tongue.   Haven’t seen one of those videos?  Well, you simply must…

Yes, cats are impressive animals and there seems to be no end to the facts about our fascinating feline friends.

  • Cats can judge within three inches the precise location of a sound being made one yard away.
  • The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled in the last 50 years.
  • Cats can be right-pawed or left-pawed. According to Discovery News, female domestic cats tend to prefer their right front paw, while males often rely upon their left front paw.
  • Cats take between 20-40 breaths per minute.
  • A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
  • Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to six muscles in the human hear). A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees and can turn in the direction of sound ten times faster than the best watchdog.
  • Cats have a special scent organ located in the roof of their mouth. This is why we sometimes see them “sneer” when they smell a strong odor.
  • A cat’s brain is structurally more similar to a human brain than that of a dog.
  • Cats lose almost as much liquid in their saliva while grooming themselves than they do when urinating.

Just when we think we humans are the most interesting beings on the planet, along comes our cat to remind us just how ordinary we really are.

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2 thoughts on “Cats: Far More Interesting Than Humans”

  1. I frequently prefer the company of my cats to that of humans. There have been many times that I’ve wondered if I would have made a better veterinarian than RN… I get so much out of my relationships with my cats, there isn’t any way that I would give them up. It’s always interesting to learn more fascinating facts about cats that I didn’t know… thanks for the article!

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