The excess skin/fat on a cats belly is called the 'primordial pouch' and apparently it's is to protect a cats organs in a fight au.news.yahoo.com/amphtml…
Catherine Stevens, wife of then Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) was held at an airport as "Stevens, Cat" was on the no-fly list. Her husband was chair of airline regulation but she was held before boarding due to her name resembling the former stage name of the singer Cat Stevens. asisonline.org/security-m…
Fluffy, a cat, got stuck in a frozen vortex and was caked in ice. She was essentially frozen solid. The vets managed to thaw her out by putting her in a heated kennel and she made a full recovery a day later. boredpanda.com/frozen-cat…
Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows when their cats died and shave off all body hair (including their head) when their dog died to mourn until it grew back. ancient.eu/article/88/her…
In 1981 a group of scientists met to discuss ways of making future humans aware of nuclear waste disposal sites. One idea was genetically engineering cats to change color in the presence of radiation and introducing a cultural idea to run away when you see a cat change color. theguardian.com/environme…
Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. grunge.com/188688/are-hye…
Tortoiseshell cats are predominantly female. 1 in 3000 born are male and usually sterile. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
When astronomers discovered a rare type of comet doesn't produce a "tail" when close to the sun they named them "Manx Comets", after the Manx breed of tailless cats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Over the 125 years of the New York Public Library's existence, the most checked-out books are: The Snowy Day, The Cat in the Hat, 1984, Where the Wild Things Are, To Kill a Mockingbird, Charlotte's Web, Fahrenheit 451, How to Win Friends..., Harry Potter 1, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar nypl.org/125/topcheckouts
When Winston Churchill Sold Chartwell, the family home, to the National Trust, he required that there always be a marmalade cat named Jock in "comfortable residence." The Trust honored that request. The current occupant is Jock VII, a six month old rescue kitten. nationaltrust.org.uk/char…
When Cambyses II of Persia invaded Egypt, knowing Egyptians loved cats and animals, he had his soldiers draw Bastet on their shields, and bring every animal they could find to be in front of his army. Celebrating his victory, Cambyses threw cats from a bag at Egyptian’s faces. ancient.eu/Bastet/
Alexander Selkirk, the bases for Robinson Crusoe survived 4 years on an island where nightly he was attacked by rats but solved this by domesticating feral cats. One day he fell off a cliff hunting goats and landed on his prey, sparing him a broken back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The average cat has around 40 million hairs hepper.com/guide-cat-hair…
Cats wag their tails for almost the exact opposite reasons for why dogs wag their tails. Cats do it when threatened, or when ready to attack, while Dogs do it when excited. spca.org/Document.Doc?id=…
Cat-sized horses roamed prehistoric forests abc.net.au/news/2012-02-2…
SchrΓΆdinger never meant to prove that the cat was both alive and deadβ€”he meant to prove the exact opposite, that it had to be either dead or alive, not both. betterexplained.com/artic…
A 37 meter cat image was found etched on a hillside in Nazca, Peru. The feline geoglyph adds to 100s of Nazca geoglyphs made by removing surface rocks/earth to reveal contrasting earth. Discovered and restored just months ago, archaeologists say the big cat was first made between 200BC - 100 BC. theguardian.com/world/202…
A small NZ town worked together on a month-long search for local icon Rodney (a cat) who was unceremoniously dumped after a ten year stint at the local hardware store as greeter and mascot. nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-…
In 2008, scientists created the first fluorescent cat: "Mr Green Genes," a cloned ginger tabby that glows green under ultraviolet light. theverge.com/2013/11/6/48…
A French author proposed cats be genetically engineered to change color in the presence of dangerous levels of radiation, and that a mythology be reinforced in culture to ward people from places where cats exhibit this behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Vets can measure a cat’s blood pressure by putting a cuff around its tail. catcare4life.org/advice/m…
The way a cat bares its front teeth and wrinkles its nose while smelling something is called the flehmen response, which helps draw the scent into its vomeronasal organ (extra olfactory organ above the roof of the mouth.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Hyenas are not members of the dog or cat families. Instead, they are so unique that they have a family of their own, Hyaenidae. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Cats have vision similar to colour-blind humans. Cats can only see shades of blue and green. They may find red and pinks confusing (they may appear greener), while purple may look like another shade of blue. businessinsider.com/pictu…
In the 16th/17th centuries there was a colour of paint named "Mummy Brown", they made this colour by grinding up ancient Egyptian mummies, this included mummified cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mum…
Tom and Jerry actually got their names from a studio-wide competition to come up with permanent names for the cat and mouse. This was won by John Carr who bagged himself $50 as a reward. Before this chance Tom was known as Jasper and Jerry was nameless. timeoutdubai.com/kids/fea…
Jimmy Carter had a cat during his presidency named Misty Malarky Ying Yang. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
During the Great Plague of London, the City Corporation ordered the killing of all cats and dogs, in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease. It's estimated that 40,000 dogs and 200,000 cats were killed, however it was the rats spreading the virus, not cats or dogs. britainexpress.com/Histor…
Lincoln loved cats so much that he once fed them from the table during a formal White House dinner. When his wife told him that it was β€œshameful in front of their guests,” he replied β€œIf the gold fork was good enough for former President James Buchanan, I think it is good enough for Tabby.” mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Spongebob voice actor Tom Kenny has been lifelong friends with Robert β€œBobcat” Goldthwait. At one of their first open-mics they each performed as β€œBobcat” and β€œTomcat”, as a tribute to another comedian who was performing that night; Barry β€œBear Cat” Crimmins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Abe Lincoln was a cat lover. One month before he was assassinated he stopped a meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant to make sure three kittens were okay. rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln3…
Today I learned about Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee from the 70's who was raised like a child to see if chimpanzees could learn sign language. Nim loved cats, and learned to ask for marijuana. He ultimately fell into a deep depression when his original caretakers abandoned him. npr.org/2011/07/20/138467…
Cats have webbed feet! They received this trait from their bigger cat ancestors, who use them for hunting and swimming. cattitudedaily.com/why-do…
Today I learned of F. D. C. Willard, the pen name of a Siamese cat who internationally published two scientific papers in Physics once as a co-author and once as the sole author. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
Cats have freckles like people mcsweeneyvet.com/whats-th…
Medical schools and hospitals used to intubate cats to train medical professionals and students statnews.com/2016/10/17/i…
Translation issues with Amazon’s launch of a Swedish retail site led to them selling a T-shirt with a cat on it being labelled with an vulgar Swedish term for β€œvagina” theguardian.com/technolog…
Cheetahs are not considered a big cat because they lack the ability to roar. Cheetahs, the last living member of the Acinonyx genus, lacks the floating hyoid unlike lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.(Panthera) cheetah.org/canada/2017/0…
Iceland has 13 Santas, a Christmas Witch, and a man-eating Yule Cat smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of Jean Mill, a cat breeder and conservationist who worked to protect the asian leopard cat, she disliked the fur trade so much that she successfully crossed an asian leopard with a domestic cat, creating the Bengal Cat breed, such that people can own cats with the same style of fur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Today I learned of "Unsinkable Sam", a ship's cat who served in the (sunk) German battleship Bismark, the (torpedoed) HMS Coassac, that sunk Bismark, and the (also torpedoed) HMS Ark Royal, before retiring to the 'Home of Sailors'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uns…
Most cats are lactose-intolerant. Their digestive system cannot process dairy foods. Offering a cat a saucer of milk can result in digestive upset with diarrhea. pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/sl…
Cats were often mascots on Navy ships in WWII. They kept the rodent population down and improved morale for the crew! purr-n-fur.org.uk/featuri…
Today I learned of Arthur du Mosch, who had a wild leopard leap in the bed of his sleeping family trying to eat his pet cat. Clad in only underwear, he wrestled the leopard and pinned him down until help arrived. "I held him like that for about 20 minutes and talked to him in Dutch. I have a way with animals". cbsnews.com/news/israeli-…
Today I learned that the Rusty-Spotted Cat is the world's smallest cat, measuring up to only 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) in body length and 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) in body weight. These cats could easily fit in the palm of your hand when curled up! boredpanda.com/worlds-sma…
A Russian cat was used by prisoners to sneak drugs into their penal colony near Moscow. The cat allegedly had 5.79 grams of hashish & 1.56 grams of amphetamine under its collar. Defense/prosecution lawyers each wanted the cat to support their case but it escaped from its kennel before trial. telegraph.co.uk/news/2019…
Today I learned about Cristina Zenato, a professional diver in the Bahamas, who is known as the "Shark Whisperer", who likes to nuzzle sharks as if they were dogs or cats. She has so far removed over 300 hooks from sharks' mouths mensjournal.com/adventure…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
, In Jan 2015 Masha a tabby cat from Obninsk, Kaluba Russia, rescued an abandoned baby from freezing to death by staying beside & give him warmth while continue meowing to alert human in the vicinity. It didn't took long someone hear & noticed and baby boy was saved & brought to a hospital. honesttopaws.com/masha-th…
Cats have a second β€œnose” located in the roof of their mouth, called the vomeronasal organ to pick up pheromones for social, mating and territorial information. purina.co.uk/cats/key-lif…

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