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Ten Cool Cat Facts

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By Katelyn Hawkes
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Cat people, rejoice! In honor of all the fluffy felines out there, I have compiled a list of little-known, interesting facts about cats. The more you know!

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10. Cats can move their ears 180 degrees.
To let you know they hear you, but are choosing to ignore you…

9. Every cat has a unique pattern on their nose, similar to a fingerprint.

8. Cats sleep about 16 hours a day.
My idea of a cat nap…

7. Cats sweat through their foot pads.

6. There are about 12 whiskers on either side of a cats face.

5. A group of cats is called a ‘clowder.’
You can also use ‘clutter’ and ‘glaring’….

4. A cat’s tastebuds cannot detect sugar.
So stop giving him cookies…

3. The frequency at which a cat purrs is the same frequency used when muscles and bones repair themselves.

2. Cats have three eyelids.

1. The oldest recorded video of cats dates back to 1894. Check out this video of Boxing Cats on Youtube.
It was filmed by Thomas Edison..

For more cool cat information, check out this slideshow on Fact Slides.

Please note: if you have a cat, or want to own one, please make sure to get them spayed or neutered and to adopt from an animal shelter. According to the ASPCA, out of 3.4 million cats that enter animal shelters nationwide, 1.4 million of them are euthanized each year. 

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