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82 Astounding Facts About Cats

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82 Astounding Facts About Cats

  1. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.
  2. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.
  3. A group of cats is called a clowder.
  4. Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears.
  5. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
  6. A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 15 years. His name is Stubbs.
  7. And one ran for mayor of Mexico City in 2013.
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  8. In tigers and tabbies, the middle of the tongue is covered in backward-pointing spines, used for breaking off and gripping meat.
  9. When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting.” They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air.
  10. Cats can’t taste sweetness.

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