25 Bizarre And Crazy Facts About Cats

Cats usually get a bad rap. They always suffer when compared to dogs. Man’s best friend is in all of the movies, they rescue people that are trapped in the snow, and they’re just super cute and snuggly. While all of those things are true, and we’re not here to try and switch you over from being a dog person to being a cat person, we do want to at least put in a good word for our feline friends. First of all, they are far less active than dogs. They sleep for nearly 70% of their life! This means you have a lot less that you need to worry about and take care of. Cats don’t need constant attention and they are fine just doing their own thing around the house. They are actually so good at moving around undetected that the CIA invested tens of millions of dollars into creating a “spy cat”. We know, it sounds like something out of a crazy Hollywood movie, but its true. Unfortunately for the CIA though, the cat was hit by a taxi. But you don’t need to be a powerful government agency to recognize the value of cats. These are 25 bizarre and crazy facts about cats!

If you enjoyed these facts about cats but still consider yourself a dog person don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs

25

At night, Disneyland is overrun by cats. The theme park feeds them and takes care of them though, because they keep the rodent population in check.

At night, Disneyland is overrun by cats. The theme park feeds them and takes care of them though, because they keep the rodent population in checkSource: fountainvalley.patch.com, Image: wikipedia
24

Cats lack antibodies against dog blood so they can only receive it via a transfusion once. The second time would kill them.

Cats don't have any antibodies against dog blood so they can only receive it via a transfusion once. The second time would kill them.Source: nih.gov, Image: pixabay
23

Japan has "cat cafes" where you can go have a coffee and chill out with a bunch of cats.

Japan has "cat cafes" where you can go have a coffee and chill out with a bunch of catsSource: vice.com, Image: wikipedia
22

The Indiana State Prison allows prisoners to adopt a cat and keep it in their cell. They are meant to improve the mood of the prisoners.

The Indiana State Prison allows prisoners to adopt a cat and keep it in their cell. They are meant to improve the mood of the prisoners.Source: catodyssey.blogspot.com, Image: wikipedia
21

Cats have scent glands on their face that release pheromones when they rub against you. It is the dog equivalent of peeing on something.

Cats have scent glands on their face that release pheromones when they rub against you. It is the dog equivalent of peeing on something.Source: superhappypets.com, Image: wikipedia
20

Bill Clinton's cat has an unreleased SNES game where he fights of Republicans and eventually warns the White House about a stolen nuke.

Bill Clinton's cat has an unreleased SNES game where he fights of Republicans and eventually warns the White House about a stolen nukeSource: unseen64.net, Image: pixabay
19

When professor of physics Jack H. Hetherington was told he couldn't be the sole author of one of his papers because he used pronouns like "we", he added his cat as an author.

When professor of physics Jack H. Hetherington was told he couldn't be the sole author of one of his papers because he used pronouns like "we", he added his cat as an authorSource: ucla.edu, Image: pixabay
18

Thank to an extremely efficient pair of kidneys, cats can hydrate themselves by drinking salt water.

Thank to an extremely efficient pair of kidneys, cats can hydrate themselves by drinking salt waterSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
17

Since adult cats don't produce lactase, the enzyme necessary for digestion of lactose, they shouldn't be given milk.

Since adult cats don't produce lactase, the enzyme necessary for digestion of lactose, they shouldn't be given milkSource: knowyourcat.info, Image: pixabay
16

In Islam, cats are revered for their cleanliness. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith".

In Islam, cats are revered for their cleanliness. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith"Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
15

The CIA dropped over $20 million to equip a "spy cat" that would spy on the Soviets. It was hit by a taxi.

The CIA dropped over $20 million to equip a "spy cat" that would spy on the Soviets. It was hit by a taxi.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
14

Cats are responsible for the extinction of 33 other species.

Cats are responsible for the extinction of 33 other speciesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

In 1879, Belgium unsuccessfully tried to use cats to deliver mail.

In 1879, Belgium unsuccessfully tried to use cats to deliver mailSource: nationmaster.com, Image: wikipedia
12

Oftentimes shelters won't let black cats be adopted around Halloween out of a fear that they may be sacrificed.

Oftentimes shelters won't let black cats be adopted around Halloween out of a fear that they may be sacrificedSource: bangordailynews.com, Image: pixabay
11

The city of York in England is home to 22 cat statues scattered about on rooftops and houses. The cats have been said to protect the residents.

The city of York in England is home to 22 cat statues scattered about on rooftops and houses. The cats have been said to protect the residents.Source: catsinyork.com, Image: wikipedia
10

When cats bring dead animals back to their humans, they are "teaching them to hunt" as they would with a younger cat.

When cats bring dead animals back to their humans, they are "teaching them to hunt" as they would with a younger catSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
9

Old cats meow more because they have Alzheimers.

Old cats meow more because they have AlzheimersSource: discovery.com, Image: wikipedia
8

Scottish sailer Alexander Selkirk once survived for 4 years on a deserted island thanks to feral cats that protected him from large rats during the night.

Scottish sailer Alexander Selkirk once survived for 4 years on a deserted island thanks to feral cats that protected him from large rats during the nightSource: boaterexam.com, Image: wikipedia
7

A cat named Emmy lived aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland and she never missed a voyage. On May 28,1914, however, she refused to board. The ship left without her and then sank the following day.

A cat named Emmy lived aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland and she never missed a voyage. On May 28,1914, however, she refused to board. The ship left without her and then sank the following day.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
6

Domestic cats will try not to drink from a water bowl that is next to their food. This is because in the wild, water next to their kill could be contaminated.

Domestic cats will try not to drink from a water bowl that is next to their food. This is because in the wild, water next to their kill could be contaminatedSource: catwisdom101.com, Image: wikipedia
5

Cats will headbutt people that they trust or that make them feel safe.

Cats will headbutt people that they trust or that make them feel safeSource: vetstreet.com, Image: pixabay
4

In most US states, declawing cats is legal but in the European Union it is not.

In most US states, declawing cats is legal but in the European Union it is not.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
3

Koko the gorilla got a pet cat for her birthday in 1985 after she requested to have one as a birthday present.

Koko the gorilla got a pet cat for her birthday in 1985 after she requested to have one as a birthday presentSource: mnn.com, Image: Adam Rifkin via Flickr
2

Talkeetna, Alaska had a cat as mayor for 15 years.

Talkeetna, Alaska had a cat as a mayor for 15 yearsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
1

Cats sleep for 70% of their lifetime. Humans, by contrast, only sleep for 30%.

Cats sleep for 70% of their lifetime. Humans, by contrast, only sleep for 30%Source: cats.about.com, Image: wikipedia


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