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Fun and Funny Facts about Cats - 31

An ailurophile is a person who loves cats. The word ailuro is from the ancient Greek word for 'cat'.


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Cats are capable of about 100 different vocalizations, compared to about 10 for dogs


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Cats have carpal pads on their front paws that help to prevent them from sliding on a slippery surface when jumping.


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When a cat drinks, its tongue - which has tiny barbs on it - scoops the liquid up backwards.


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Seventeenth century Europeans gained a renewed appreciation for the cat's skill at destroying disease-infested rats. (For in-depth catlore, see Lore of the Cat.)


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The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.


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In households in the UK and USA, there are more cats kept as pets than dogs. At least 35% of households with cats have 2 or more cats.



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