Frivolous Friday – Interesting Facts About Your Cat

I don’t know where this site’s been all my life, but I found it and I’m fascinated. It’s “101 Interesting Cat Facts,” put together by Karen Lehnardt for FactRetriever. If you love obscure facts on a variety of topics, you might want to look at some of their other posts on people, mammals, food, geography, and much more. Here’s the link to Cat Facts:

As a teaser, did you know that cats live to about 20—which would be the equivalent to 96 years for a human.

In seven years, a single cat pair can produce 420,000 kittens.

Cats can make about 100 different sounds—dogs can make only 10.

The concept of keeping pet cats may be older than originally thought by about 5,000 years.

The first cat in space was sent up by France in 1963.

The largest litter of kittens was 19—15 of them survived.

The most popular breed of cats is Persian, Maine Coon, and Siamese.

Cats typically have 12 whiskers on each side. (I don’t know about you, but I plan to count whiskers this evening while cuddling with Sophie and Lily.)

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