Fun Cat Facts
1. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.
2. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
3. A group of cats is called a clowder.
4. A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 15 years. His name is Stubbs.
5. Owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third.
6. Cats are often lactose intolerant, so stop givin’ them milk!
7. Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.
8. A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s — more similar than to a dog’s.
9. Cats and humans have nearly identical sections of the brain that control emotion.
10. Cats can change their meow to manipulate a human. They often imitate a human baby when they need food.
11. Cats use their whiskers to detect if they can fit through a space.
12. Cats can move their ears 180 degrees.
13. Only 24% of cats who enter animal shelters are adopted. Never bring your cat to a shelter!
14. Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.
15. A cat’s sense of smell is approximately 14 times greater than that of a human.
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