13 Cat Facts

  1. A group of kittens is called a “litter.”
  2. To get down from a tree, a cat has to go down backward, jump down or be rescued.
  3. They cannot climb head first down because their claws point the same way.
  4. In 1963, a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) was sent into outer space. She survived the trip.
  5. Cats are North America’s most popular pets. There are 73 million cats compared to 63 million dogs. Over 30% of households in North America own a cat.
  6. Cats are more popular as pets in North America than dogs. There are over 73 million cats there as compared to 63 million dogs.
  7. For a short distance, a cat is capable of traveling at a top speed of around 31 mph (49 km.)
  8. Is a black cat lucky? Only if you live in Britain or Australia as many parts of North America and Europe consider them to be a sign of bad luck!
  9. In the main, cats sleep for 2/3 of every day. Therefore, a nine-year-old cat has only been awake for three years of its life.
  10. Isaac Newton, the famous inventor, invented the cat flap. He worked in the pitch-dark with his experiments but one of his cats kept opening the door, so he devised the cat flap.
  11. The cat who holds the record for having the most kittens is called Dusty. In her lifetime, she had more than 420 kittens.
  12. A cat named Kitty was the oldest cat to give birth. When she was 30, she gave birth to two kittens giving her a grand total amount of 218 kittens that she birthed.
  13. Cats can make more than 100 different sounds.  Dogs only make around 10.

What happened to the cat in the Skellee Superhero story?

A Cat Story

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