We’ve got 10 crazy crazy cat facts for you. Bet you’ve never heard these before!
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1. They Only Meow At Humans
Cats will almost never meow at other cats. They mostly just meow at humans. Instead, cats will typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
2. They Can Always Find Their Way Home
Experts do not know how cats are able to find their way home. They think that cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way, or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
3. They Are Very Sensitive To Vibrations
Cats are very sensitive to vibrations. They are said to be able to detect earthquake tremors 10 to 15 minutes before humans can.
4. They Have More Bones Than Humans
Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, while a humans only have 206. Cats also have no collarbone, so they can fit through any opening the size of their head.
5. They Only Sweat Through Their Paws
Cats do not have sweat glands all over their bodies the way humans do. Instead, they only sweat through their paws.
6. They Can Survive Falls From 65 Feet
There are cats that have survived falls of over 65 feet, due in large part to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell cats where they are in space so that they can land on their feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
7. They Have Nose Prints Instead of Finger Prints
Cats’ nose pads are ridged with a unique pattern, just like human fingerprints.
8. They Can Jump Five Times Their Own Height
Cats can jump up to five times their own height in a single bound.
9. They’re More Biological Similar To Humans Than Dogs
Cats’ brains are biologically more similar to human brains than they are to dogs’. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
10. They Can Make 100 Different Sounds
Cats make about 100 different sounds while dogs make only about 10.