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8 Amazing “Did You Know” Facts about Cats

By Bruce Gagliolo Posted on February 5, 2018

When it comes to pets there are usually two strong camps: cat-lovers and dog-lovers. But, let’s turn the spotlight on our feline friends for a moment.

While cats sometimes get a bad rap for being unpredictable, antisocial and quite solitary creatures, if you keep on reading, you might be surprised by how amazing cats truly are.

CATS CAN HEAL BONES

Frequencies of 20 to 50 Hertz are helpful in speeding the healing process of bone injuries. Cat’s purr vibrations which range from 20 – 140 Hertz, can help heal soft tissue injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles.

CATS HAVE ACUTE SNIFFERS

A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times – yes, 14 times! – more sensitive and stronger than humans.

CATS ARE FAST

Cats can run at 30 mph which is faster than gold-winning 100-meter world record champion Usain Bolt.

CATS ARE SLEEP MASTERS

On average, cats spend around 2/3 of their days sleeping. To give you an idea, a nine-year old cat has been awake for three years of its life. The word catnap has its origins in the fact that cats love to snooze.

CATS ARE VOCAL

Cats can make over 100 different sounds, whereas dogs make around 10.

CATS CAN’T TASTE SWEETS

Felines lack a sweet tooth, as it is believed that there is a mutation in a key taste receptor that prevents cats from tasting sugar.

 

CATS ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND

The ridged pattern on cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprint. The same applies to dogs.

 

CATS ARE POPULAR

There are 88 million pet cats in the United States. Dogs trail closely behind with around 74 million.

 

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