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21 Fascinating Cat Facts

By | source:Here Jan 31st, 2019

If you’re a cat person, you should be well aware of their superiority to dogs. But did you know that they’ve been gracing us with their presence since ancient Egypt? At the time, they were considered a sacred animal, and anyone who dared to hurt them faced severe punishments.

In addition to their legendary status, felines possess some tremendous physical attributes. Kittens are widely known for their exceptional vision. At night they can see up to six times more clearly than humans. It makes sense, considering that they spend about 70% of their time resting their eyes. This could explain why about 50% of household cats are overweight.

Today’s cats have even gained some individual acolytes. The town of Talkeetna, Alaska, appointed Stubbs, the cat as their honorary mayor in 1997.

Felines are also very resilient. There are records of them falling off of 35-story buildings and surviving. Of course, they’ve left with only eight lives afterward, but that’s enough to get them by.

Cats can be quite a pet. Squeezing into tight boxes, chasing lasers, or just purring on your lap, having one can bring you these benefits. Unless, of course, they are busy secretly plotting your demise.