Fact: The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a bezoar.
Why this fact is interesting?: Most people think a hairball is just a hairball, but it’s actually a bezoar.
How does this affect cats?: What their hairballs are called doesn’t really affect cats.
Fact: In 1963, the first cat to go into space was a French cat named Felicette. She came back alive.
Why this fact is intersting: Who knew cats went into space?! Kind of cool to know about the first one.
How this affects cats: Doesn’t really, but it’s interesting.
Fact: The Ancient Egyptians worshipped cats. They even had a cat goddess, Bastet!
Why is this fact intersting?: The Ancient Egyptians were very smart. Also, you’d think more people would worship cats.
How does this affect cats?: They were livin’ the good life back then. They were gettin’ what they deserve.
Fact: Cats don’t have a sweet tooth.
Why is this fact interesting?: Dogs have a sweet tooth but cats don’t. Scientists think that this is because cats have a mutation in a key taste receptor.
How does this affect cats?: They can’t taste anything sweet.
A cat meowing
Fact: Cats make about 100 different sounds.
Why is this fact interesting?: That’s a lot of sounds!
How does this affect cats?: They have a lot of sounds to express their emotions and needs.
A female cat using it’s right paw
Fact: Female cats are more often right-pawed, while male cats are more often left-pawed.
Why is this fact interesting?: Not many people know that cats can be right or left-pawed, like humans can be right or left-handed.
How does this affect cats?: Most females use their right paws to do everything,while most males use their left paws to do everything.
A male cat using it’s left paw
Fact: A group of cats is called a clowder.
Why is this fact interesting?: Not many people know this. They think a group of cats is a clan or something.
How does this affect cats?: A group of them is called something that sounds like chowder, a type of seafood that a cat would probably enjoy.
A clowder of cats
Fact: A cat lover is called an ailurophile
Why is this fact interesting?: They’re called that because ailouros means cat in Greek and phile means love
How does this affect cats?: A name for people who love them sounds kinda wierd
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Fact: Cats have scent glands on the roof of their mouths that they use for smelling as well as their nose.
How cats use them: Cats open their mouths and draw in air.
Why is this fact interesting?: People think that cats only smell through their noses but they are wrong.
How does this affect cats?: The scent glands help them take a deep sniff of the odor.
Fact: Cats’ whiskers can sense if the cat can fit though a space.
How: A cats whiskers are as long as the cat’s body is wide so, by sticking it’s head into an opening, a cat can tell if it’s too wide to fit in a space.
Why is this fact interesting?: Who knew?!
How does this affect cats?: They never get stuck!