You spend hours with your cats every day. They’re adorable, cuddly, funny, soft. At times they can be infuriating, but you love them anyway. We think that we know everything about them, but that’s not true because they always find a way to amaze us.
Below are some interesting (and maybe weird) facts about cats you may not have known! Scroll down to read these amazing facts and don’t forget to share with your friends and your family
#1. Cats can’t get enough sleep; they actually spend 70% of their lives sleeping. So, a 9-year-old cat spent only 3 years of its life awake.
#2. Cats’ brains are actually 90% similar to the human brain! A cat’s brain is biologically closer to our brain than a dog’s.
#3. The biggest cat today is a liger. It can be up to 13 feet long and can weigh over 660 lb. The biggest liger today weighs 992 lb.
#4. The smallest wild cat today is a black-footed cat. Females are 19 in long and can weigh just 2.6 lb.
#5. The British and Australians believe that meeting a black cat brings good luck, whereas in Europe and North America, it is considered to be a bad sign.
#6. The most popular cat breed today is the Persian cat. The next most popular is the Maine Coon and the Siamese.
#7. There is a breed of cats that love water. It’s the Turkish Van. They love swimming because of their waterproof fur.
#8. In the embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow, the employees noticed that 2 Siamese cats came to the building regularly and scratched the walls. It turned out that there were microphones of Russian spies hidden in the walls.
#9. Many cats can find their way home despite long distances. According to experts, cats either understand where they are by the sunlight angle or they have magnetized cells in the brain that work like a compass.
#10. The oldest cat in the world was Crème Puff from Austin, Texas that lived from 1967 to August 5, 2005, and died 3 days after its 38th birthday.