21 Strange Facts About Cats That Prove That They're More Mysterious Than We Thought
by N/A, 9 years ago | 2 min read| 3476
This is all you need to go out and adopt a(nother) cat right meow!
1. A group of cats is called a clowder.
2. Cats have 20 muscles that control their ears.
3. The largest cat in the world measured 48.5 inches long. That's as tall as some 6 year olds!
4. Some evidence suggests that cats were domesticated around 3,600 B.C. That's about 5,600 years ago, and 2,000 years before the ancient Egyptians.
5. In the 1960s, the CIA tried to train a cat to become a spy. They implanted a microphone in her ear and a radio transmitter in her skill. However, on her first mission, she was hit by a car.
8. In the 15th century, Pope Innocent VIII thought cats were demonic, so he had them killed.
Did he eat them all, too?
10. A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt.
But don't tell his ego!
11. A cat once detected human breast cancer.
12. A cat's fur coat does not insulate them very well against water.
13. Only 11.5% of people identify themselves as cat people.
18. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
19. A cat named Stubbs has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years and counting.
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