10 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT CATS!
1.Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.
2.The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
3.Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
4.The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
5.Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
6.A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
7.There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
8.A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
9.A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph over a short distance.
10.Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.