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  • Cat Facts. Put 'em here.

    I'll start:

    You know those 4 vertical wrinkles on a cat's head, between its ears?

    Rumor has it that those were made by Allah's 4 fingers while he was petting the primordial cat. Pretty cool!

    Facts. Groovey facts like that go in this thread.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

  • #2
    Fact: My cats are fat and lazy. And my torties are from another planet, far, far away.
    My blog: Crackerdog Farm


    • #3
      Cats have cat whammy -that magic that bends us to their will. For example, my cats got very fat because anytime their food bowls were empty I was compelled to fill them. It took a great deal of counter-whammy to treat them like...well my dogs and feed them twice a day.

      He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


      • #4
        Wrapping a long gym sock around a cats midsection causes instant full body paralysis.

        Mobility returns immediately & violently upon removal of the sock, so I strongly suggest having someone you don't like do that part.
        bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
        free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


        • #5
          House cats are more efficient predators than lions, tigers, jaguars, and all other felines.
          "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

          Phoenix Animal Rescue


          • #6
            Each cat's nose pad has a unique pattern, like a human fingerprint. (Or so I've been told!)


            • #7
              Whitley Stiber's Communion

              In "Communion" Whitely Stieber writes that cats can astral travel.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by kateh View Post
                House cats are more efficient predators than lions, tigers, jaguars, and all other felines.
                That's what I'm talkin' about!

                And related to hunting: Cats do it for fun, not primarily for food.
                The armchair saddler
                Politically Pro-Cat


                • #9
                  Cats with curly tails are one-in-a-million genetic mutations.
                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post
                    Cats with curly tails are one-in-a-million genetic mutations.
                    Oh, really? I had one of these, all husky style.
                    The armchair saddler
                    Politically Pro-Cat


                    • #11
                      Cats have much more efficient kidneys than humans and can drink seawater if need be.


                      • #12
                        I read somewhere years ago that all cats purr on the same frequency. They have volume control but no RPM adjustment.


                        • #13
                          Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."

                          A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

                          Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.


                          • #14
                            75% of all yellow or orange tabbies are male. And I own one and he is awesome.
                            Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.


                            • #15
                              Cats can't see the surface of water. This is why lots of them like running water and will drink out of/play in a fountain. This also means that some cats are bad drinkers and using wet food can ensure they get enough liquid in their diet!


                              • #16
                                Cats are the only domestic animal that develop an entirely vocal "language" to communicate with humans. Every domestic cat has their own "language" & different households of cats have completely different "dialects"; they use the vocalizations only to communicate with their people, not with each other, and feral cats do not develop these vocalizations.
                                bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
                                free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


                                • #17
                                  Cat's can't taste sweet. Or so I've been told.
                                  Mystic Owl Sporthorses


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by mvp View Post
                                    That's what I'm talkin' about!

                                    And related to hunting: Cats do it for fun, not primarily for food.
                                    I actually just saw this hilarious, related chart about the rate of murder among cats


                                    Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
                                    I read somewhere years ago that all cats purr on the same frequency. They have volume control but no RPM adjustment.
                                    True! Supposedly also the same frequency as a diesel engine



                                    • #19
                                      Welcome to cat facts...

                                      "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                                      -George Morris


                                      • #20
                                        What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!