Did you know that in ancient times, people living in Egypt would worship cats? Sounds strange, right? Not just this but the culture of worshiping cats also went forward and even now, people living in Egypt do the same.
However, this is not it. Besides this, there are many other things that you don’t know about cats. But don’t worry because we have tried to mention most of them here. So, go on, scroll down, and know everything about your purfect buddy.
- Most of the cats are lactose intolerant. That’s why they avoid drinking any milk other than their mother’s.
- Here’s what a cat’s paw looks like under an X-Ray:
- Cats can jump 7 times their own height.
- Dusty is the most prolific cat. She gave birth to 420 kittens during her breeding life.
- The Maine Coon is a highly intellectual cat breed that can be easily trained.
- The UK government’s cats, like Humphrey (1988-2006) and Larry (2007- present), have the official title: “Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.”
- Siamese cats change the color of their fur in relation to heat. The colder parts of their body produce more pigment, that’s why their paws, muzzles, and tails are darker.
- The receptors for sweetness are much weaker in cats.
- Cats rub against people to mark them as their territory.
- One of the first videos with cats was made in 1894.
- Cats are not able to climb down trees by going headfirst. The structure of their claws prevents them from doing this.
- In Ancient Egypt, families would shave off their brows as a sign of mourning when a cat died in their home.
- Cats were the reason for the conquest of Egypt by the Persian commander Cambyses II. Being well-aware of how Egyptians treated these fluffy creatures, he ordered his warriors to draw a picture of Bastet on their shields and commanded them to put cats in front of the army, along with other animals. The Egyptians surrendered.
- Merlin the Cat, from the United Kingdom, got into the Guinness Book of World Records for the loudest purring. His purr reached 67.8 db(A).
- Ailurophilia (translated from Greek as “cat”+”love”) refers to an extremely strong attachment to cats.
Felix the Cat, mentioned above, became the first cartoon cat. He appeared onscreen in 1919.
- Cats stare spellbound at empty corners of the room not because there is a ghost, but because they acn see in ultraviolet. It’s most likely that your wallpaper has absorbed light in this spectrum, which makes your animal see them completely differently than you do.