Thoughts for Thursday – Absolutely Fascinating Feline Facts

I found a site this morning that, if you visit, could entertain you for hours. It’s beyond intriguing. It was put together in 2016 and includes 101 interesting facts about cats.

For example, did you know that a group of cats is known as a clowder and those hairballs that your cat urfs up on the carpet every once in a while are called bezoars. And it gets better.

Check this out: The most expensive cat ever was cloned at the cost of $50,000.

I like this one—in the original Italian version of Cinderella, the fairy godmother was a cat. (Of course.)

Cats in Indonesia are involved in the manufacturing of a very expensive coffee called Kopi Luwak. You see, the Luwak (a wild cat) eats the coffee berry. Evidently, the bean (which is inside the berry) is preserved in the cat’s system and it passes whole. The beans are then harvested from the cat dung, roasted, and sold for $500 per pound. Sound yummy?

Ever wondered how old the longest living cat was, how small the tiniest cat was, the heaviest and lightest cat? It’s all here in the 101 Interesting Facts About Cats.

By the way, the oldest cat lived in Texas and died a few days after her 38th birthday. Oh, and here’s an interesting statistic—the largest litter on record was 19 kittens. Fifteen of them lived.


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