13 Cat Facts
- A group of kittens is called a “litter.”
- To get down from a tree, a cat has to go down backward, jump down or be rescued.
- They cannot climb head first down because their claws point the same way.
- In 1963, a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) was sent into outer space. She survived the trip.
- 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.
- Cats are more popular as pets in North America than dogs. There are over 73 million cats there as compared to 63 million dogs.
- For a short distance, a cat is capable of traveling at a top speed of around 31 mph (49 km.)
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- The cat who holds the record for having the most kittens is called Dusty. In her lifetime, she had more than 420 kittens.
- 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.
- Cats can make more than 100 different sounds. Dogs only make around 10.
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