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10 Interesting Facts About Cats

Get to Know Your Cat Better.

1. A cat's first year of life is equivalent to a human's first 15 years of life in terms of development. A cat is 25 human years after its second year. The remaining years of a cat's life are about equivalent to seven human years.

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2. Cats' ears can turn 180 degrees.

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3. Average cats have ears that are at least five times more sensitive than an adult human's hearing.

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4. The average male of the largest cat breed weighs around 20 pounds.


5. About 70% of the time that domestic cats are awake is spent napping. Additionally, 15% of the day is spent grooming.

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6. Some people think that having a dream about a white cat can bring you luck.

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7. Direct vision under a cat's nose is not possible.

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8. Eyelashes are uncommon in cats.

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9. The front paws of cats have five toes each, but the back paws have only four. Cats with extra toes are not uncommon, though.

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10. Meows were created by cats to communicate with humans; they are not part of their natural language.

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