Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Cat Facts


Me 'n Missy's gettin along reely good.

Thursday Thirteen - Cat Facts

  1. The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a unique pattern just like a human fingerprint.
  2. A cat's heart beats twice as fast as a human heart (110-140 beats per minute) and the normal temperature of a cat is 101.5 degrees.
  3. Cats cannot see directly under their noses, which explains why they cannot find tidbits on the floor.
  4. Cats lack a true collarbone; because of this lack, they can squeeze their bodies through any space they can get their heads through.
  5. Cats lose almost as much fluid in saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination.
  6. Cats can hear ultrasound.
  7. Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run; the giraffe and camel are the only other animals that move this way.
  8. Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
  9. Cats can't taste sweets.
  10. A cat's front paw has 5 toes and the back paws have 4. Polydactl cats are born with as many as 7 front toes and extra back toes .
  11. A cat has more bones (230) than a human (206); cats have 30 vertebrae, humans have 25; a cat has 500 skeletal muscles, humans have 650.
  12. Cats hearing stops at 65 khz while human hearing stops at 20 khz.
  13. Cats have a total of 24 whiskers, 4 rows of whiskers on each side. The upper two rows can move independently of the bottom two rows.

19 comments:

Tara said...

Those are great cat facts! No wonder I'm always drinking Mom's water....
Tara

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, those are good things to know. Except we think #9 mite be wrong cuz Zippy loves frosting, but it has to be the kind wif butter so maybe that's it.

Dragonheart said...

Very cool cat facts! I knew a bunch of them, but not all! Oh, and not all cats have 24 whiskers. I only have about 6 to 8 on each side.

Daisy said...

Those are really interesting facts! When my Mommie puts treats in front of me, she is always pointing and saying "Daisy, it's right HERE!". Now she knows why I can't see it so good.

Not having a collarbone makes it a little bit hard to wear fashions sometimes, unless they have a small head-hole.

ps: Pixie's heart rate is about 225! Because of her bad heart.

Anonymous said...

Fact 14: Cats are the only species that have bosoms on their face.

jcfloresinc said...

Great facts. We are unique, just like we always knew. Thanks for sharing.
Samantha & Tigger

The Meezers said...

those is great facts! we also fink number 9 is wrong, 'acuase Grampa Norton loved loved loved powderded sugar covered donuts! and cookies!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great cat facts. Mommy is going to put those in my scrapbook so anyone who looks at it (and everyone does!) can read how cool cats are!

I tagged Missy for the True Confessions Meme. I can't wait to read her list!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Those are really cool facts! That is why I have to make sure there is water in the sink to drink!

Latte

Ann M & the Kitties said...

Wow, you all know so much. Thanks for sharing these great facts.

Morgen said...

I didn't know #5
no wonder spooker is always wet!
(she also loves vanilla ice cream!)

Hot(M)BC said...

We kitties are impurressive! Fanks KC :)
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Great Facts. Seaborne loves to eat Black Diamond cheese and any kind of cake. He can be upstairs and if The Big Guy is slicing Black Diamond cheese, Seaborne will appear at once!

I love the color pink. If there are three blankets on the floor and one of them is pink....I pick the pink one every time. When I went to the vet for surgery, I had my pink blankie with me.

Now, I know what you are thinking...boys don't usually like pink. I think it brings out the blue in my eyes! Besides, I am very secure in my masculinity!

Purrs.

Sam

David E. Francis said...

Number 14: Cats make great companions!

Dee

Karen Jo said...

That is an impressive list of cat facts. Thanks for sharing.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we didn't effun no mosta that stuff, but we did no 'bout the heering an so that's why the Allergic Girl wanted ta 'dopt this purrty Persian kitty girl who wuz def. see, the Allergic Girl plays the pick-uh-low an we don't like it. she figgered the def kitty wood be good wif it.

i did my True Confessions! (finally)
Cocoa

Catzee said...

Does this mean we're special?

Kitty Cats Corner said...

Hi efurryone! Just stopping by to check in and see how youre doing.

Love and purrs!

One-Eyed Jack said...

Those are great facts! You and Missy are so smart, KC!


Purrrrrrs and headbumpies,
your boyfriendcat, Jack