The back of the cat is very flexible, because it has 53 freely adhering vertebrae. People are only 34.
Approximately 1/3 of the owners of cats believe that pets are able to read their thoughts.
All cats hide claws in a state of rest, except for the cheetah.
Most cats were short-haired until about 100 years ago, experiments with breeding and crossing breeds were introduced into fashion.
Cats have 32 muscles controlling the outer ear (in humans there are only 6). Therefore, cats can turn their ears 180 degrees.
Cats have about 20 155 hair per square centimeter.
The most difficult cat, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, was Himmy from Queensland, Australia. He weighed 21 kg and died at the age of 10 years.
The oldest cat recorded in the Guinness Book of Records was Crème Puff from Austin, Texas, who lived from 1967 to August 6, 2005, and died three days after his thirty-eighth birthday. Cats usually live up to 20 years, which is equivalent to 96-year-old human age.
In Scotland, there is a commemorative tower in honor of a cat named Tauser, who caught almost 30,000 mice in his life.
Cats were brought to North and South America by Europeans in the 1750s to fight pests.
The first cat exhibition in history was organized in 1871 in London. Later, cat shows became popular all over the world.
The first famous cartoon cat was the cat Felix, who appeared in 1919.
The cat has 230 bones in the body (in humans only 206). The cat does not have a clavicle, so it can crawl into any hole the size of its head.
The surface of the nose in cats is as unique as fingerprints in humans.
The heart of a cat beats almost twice as fast as a human (from 110 to 140 beats per minute).
Cats do not have sweat glands all over the body, like humans do. They sweat only through their paws.
In just seven years, one pair of cats and their descendants can produce a total of 420,000 kittens.
An adult cat has 30 teeth. Kittens have 26 milk teeth, which drop out at the age of six months.
A cat named Dusty set a record for the number of offspring. During her life she gave birth to 420 kittens.
Cats are very sensitive to vibration. They can feel the tremors of an earthquake 10 to 15 minutes earlier than humans.
Unlike dogs, cats almost did not change during the process of domestication.
The claws on the hind legs of the cat are not as sharp as on the forelegs.
The richest cat in the world, Blackie, inherited 15 million pounds sterling from her master, Ben Rea.