Category: cat

Because of their tendency to take the form of whatever container…

Because of their tendency to take the form of whatever container they’re in, a study was conducted over whether cats should be classified as liquids or solids. It later won the Ig Noble Prize.

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Freddie Mercury really loved cats. He had a vest with portraits…

Freddie Mercury really loved cats. He had a vest with portraits of his cats painted on it, wrote songs about some of them, and had albums dedicated to not only his favorite cats, but to “all the cat lovers across the universe.” 

Cats imitate baby humans whenever they want you to feed them….

Cats imitate baby humans whenever they want you to feed them. Hungry cats emit a vocalized, high-frequency purr that’s in the same acoustic range as the cries of a hungry infant, and humans subconsciously recognize it as being more urgent than other purrs.

The little slits on the outside of a cat’s ears are called…

The little slits on the outside of a cat’s ears are called “Henry’s Pocket,” and no one is quite sure why they’re there.

‘Werewolf’ cats exist…And you can own one….

‘Werewolf’ cats exist…And you can own one. Meet Lykoi

Lykoi have a naturally occurring mutation of the domestic short-hair cat, meaning that they originated in wild cat populations. They’re born with a full coat of hair like most cats, but lose some as they grow older, giving them that patchy, werewolf-like hair pattern.

A crowdfunding campaign raised over £20,000 (US$26,000) to…

A crowdfunding campaign raised over £20,000 (US$26,000) to replace all adverts in a London Underground station with pictures of cats.

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t…

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t care to follow them.

All mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds take roughly 20…

All mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds take roughly 20 seconds to empty their bladders. That includes everything from domestic cats to elephants—and an elephant’s bladder holds several bathtubs worth of urine.

Humans have better eyesight in the daylight than cats do, but…

Humans have better eyesight in the daylight than cats do, but cats are able to see much more in settings where humans would be almost completely in the dark. Cats also have better peripheral vision, but don’t see as well when up close or far away.

One reason cats bury poop is to avoid disputes. Dominant cats…

One reason cats bury poop is to avoid disputes. Dominant cats poop out in the open to claim authority, while others bury theirs to avoid problems. If your cat doesn’t bury it, it may be a sign of illness, or it might just be telling you who’s in charge.