37 Amazing & Cute Cat Facts That’ll Brighten Your Morning

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1Cat's kidney

Cat's kidneys are so efficient it can survive on a diet consisting only of meat, with no additional water, and can even hydrate by drinking seawater.


2. Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been a verified snow leopard attack on a human being.


3. There is a cat who visits the University of Augsburg in Germany every day to offer cuddles to stressed out students. The cat's owner lives nearby and doesn't mind her daily excursions, and the students call her Sammy, the Campus Cat.


4. Sailors considered black cats good luck and would use them as "ship's cats" in hopes of a safe voyage. Wives of fishermen would also keep a black cat at home as it was believed that the cat would allow their husbands to return safely.


5. A man named Errand Frazier cuts his truck open after hearing a purring noise come from his parking car and found a stray kitten had lodged itself in the frame. He carefully drove to a Humane Society, where the cat was safely rescued. The Society set up a fund to repair his car, with extra money to help other animals


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6Cat and Lynx

A homeless cat sneaked into a lynx's enclosure in a Leningrad zoo, then the two became best friends


7. The site where Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Roman senate in 44 BC is now a no-kill shelter for homeless cats


8. A Nova Scotia man broke into a ranch home, then fed the cats, did laundry, put out hay for the horses, took a shower, used the residents' toothbrush and shaver, and wrote in their diary.


9. Declawing a cat amputates a joint and is illegal in most countries


10. Cheetahs were almost wiped out by the last ice-age, and all modern cheetahs are descended from a small portion of the surviving cats that interbred to maintain their species. Because of this, cheetahs are practically genetic clones of one another.


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11Orlando cat

Orlando, a ginger cat, competed and won against stock-picking professionals at the stock market. The cat picked at random, while the professionals used traditional stock-picking methods. At the end of the year, the cat had £542.60 profit, compared to the professionals' £176.60 profit.


12. Whenever a cat slowly closes its eyes and opens them again or winks at you, that means they trust you and recognize you as a friend.


13. Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else. Veterinarians refer to these cats as 'tuna junkies.'


14. A cat named Simon served on a Royal Navy ship in 1949 and received a medal for raising morale, killing off a rat infestation and surviving cannon shells during his service. Hundreds attended his funeral when he died from infected wounds.


15. A cat named Toldo brought gifts of affection to his late owner's grave every day for months


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16Cat videos

A software developer outsourced his work to China paying someone else less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary to do his job. He used the free time mostly to surf the web and watch cat videos.


17. The US government commissioned teams of artists and scientists to devise ways to warn humans 10,000 in the future of buried radioactive waste. One suggestion was to breed cats whose fur changed color when exposed to radiation, then immortalize the cats in song and legend.


18. In 2008 the only female in a managerial position for the Japanese railway was a Cat. Station Officer "Tama the Cat" increased ridership by 17% and it is estimated that her publicity generated ¥1.1 billion to the local economy.


19. Cats "directly register", meaning that while walking, their back paws land in the same spot as their front paws, which minimizes noise and visible tracks.


20. H.P. Lovecraft wrote an entire essay on why he thought cats were better than dogs.


21Sonic Hedgehog (SHH)

The protein that gives cats extra toes is named Sonic Hedgehog (SHH)


22. Unsinkable Sam during World War 2 survived the sinking of the Bismarck, switched sides to the Allies, then survived the sinking of both the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal. Unsinkable Sam is also a cat.


23. A convent of nuns in the Middle Ages began to meow like cats and others followed until all would meow together at a certain time for several hours together. This continued until the surrounding village called soldiers to force the nuns to stop their meowing.


24. J.C. Maxwell, the inventor of color photography and founder of the theory of electromagnetism, killed a lot of cats by throwing them out of windows to find the precise height from where the cat couldn't land on its feet anymore.


25. Ligers continue growing throughout their entire lives due to a genetic disorder called growth dysplasia. They grow twice the size of their Tiger mamas and Lion papas. The largest cat in the world is a 922lb Liger.

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