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15 Awesome facts about Cats that will make you love them even more

You may love your cat, but you may not be fully aware of just how cool he/she really is. For instance, did you know that cats share about 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.? Or A cat being the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years.?

15 Awesome facts about Cats that you probably didn't know

Clearly, there’s more to your Cat friend than meets the eye. So, in this post, I am gonna help you realize how great they actually are.

Fun Facts about Cats

15 Awesome facts about Cats that you probably didn't know

1. Meows are not innate cat language. The cats developed them to communicate with humans!

2. A Domestic cat can run about 30 mph over short distances. This means that a cat can beat legendary runner Usain Bolt in a 200-meter dash!

3. House cat’s shares about 95.6% of its DNA with tigers.

4. The oldest cat ever is Creme Puff who was born on 3 August 1967 and lived until 6 August 2005 – an awesome 38 years and 3 days! She lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas, United States.

5. With a fortune of $12.5 million US dollars, Blackie is the wealthiest cat in the world. Balckie is so goddamn rich because when his millionaire owner passed away, he refused to acknowledge any human family members in his will and instead gifted his massive fortune to his last surviving cat. Now that is one fortunate feline!

Interesting Facts about Cats

15 Awesome facts about Cats that you probably didn't know

6. Cats usually sleep around an average of 15 hours PER day. This means that a cat spends roughly 70% of their lives sleeping. Lazy bums.

7. In Ancient Egypt, family members would shave their eyebrows in mourning if their cat died.

8. An orange tabby cat called Stubbs was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 20 years! Although he didn’t hold any legislative power, he was loved by locals and tourists alike.

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15 Awesome facts about Cats that you probably didn't know

9. House cats are usually considered to be quite small and dainty creatures. But did you know the world’s longest cat was a Maine Coon called Stewie and was measured at 48.5 inches? Meanwhile, the record for the tallest cat belonged to Arcturus at a whopping 19.05 inches tall! 

10. You’ve heard of monkeys and dogs in space, but did you know that a cat dared to go beyond our EARTH too? On October 18th, 1963 Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat’ was the first and only cat that ever dared to go to space.

Crazy Facts about Cats

15 Awesome facts about Cats that you probably didn't know

11. Cats can jump as high as 5 times their own height.

12. On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years.

13. About four million cats are eaten every year in China as a delicacy.

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14. Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.

15. Unlike the rest of the world, Black cats are considered to be good luck in Great Britain and Japan.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 15 Cat facts for kids.

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