14 Interesting Facts about Cats
In the 1960s, the CIA tried to turn a cat into a bonafide spy by implanting a microphone into her ear and a radio transmitter at the base of her skull. She somehow survived the surgery but got hit by a taxi on her first mission.
The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived
Black cats are bad luck in the United States, but they are good luck in the United Kingdom and Australia.
When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting.” They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air.
A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 15 years. His name is Stubbs.
The most expensive cat was an Asian Leopard cat (ALC)-Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid named Zeus. Zeus, who is 90% ALC and 10% DSH, has an asking price of £100,000 ($154,000).
Cats have free-floating clavicle bones that attach their shoulders to their forelimbs, which allows them to squeeze through very small spaces.
Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.
Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the cat door.
In the 15th century, Pope Innocent VIII began ordering the killing of cats, pronouncing them demonic.
Evidence suggests domesticated cats have been around since 3600 B.C., 2,000 years before Egypt’s pharaohs.