Do you like learning fun and surprising facts about animals just to impress your friends? If yes, then keep reading to learn some interesting facts that will help you get to know cats better.! Here’s a list of 19 fun and interesting facts about cats that we’ve compiled for you.
19. There are over 400 million pet cats in the world.
18. Most cats have 18 toes.
17. They can jump up to 5 times their height.
16. They are believed to be the only animals who don’t taste sweetness.
15. They have 230 bones, while humans have only 206.
14. Cats sleep for about 14 to 17 hours a day, which makes up the 70% of their life.
13. According to Guinness World Records, the current official longest cat is a Maine Coon named Barivel, who is 120cm (3ft 11.2 in).
12. The richest cat in the world named Blackie had 8 million. When his millionaire owner passed away, he gave his 8-million-dollar fortune to Blackie, refusing to recognise his family.
11. Cats walk like giraffes and camels, which goes like right rear, right front, left rear and left front.
10. It’s believed that it was Isaac Newton who invented the cat door.
9. One year of a cat's life almost equals to 15 years of a human's life.
8. Maine Coon is one of the largest domestic cat breeds.
7. Singapura is one of the smallest cat breeds.
6. Most domestic cats live for around 16 – 18 years.
5. The oldest recorded living cat was 38 years old.
4. House cats can run to the speed of about 30 mph.
3. Female cats can get pregnant as young as 4 - 6 months of age.
2. In Ancient Egypt, people would shave their eyebrows when their cats die.
1. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA, owned several cats and absolutely loved playing with them for hours.