Here are some fantastic facts for all you cat lovers !
- On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping.
- A group of cats is called a “clowder.”
- Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
- During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and thousands of cats were burned. Unfortunately, by killing lots of cats, it led to an explosion of the rat population, which helped develop the Black Death.
- The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) in 1963.
- In many parts of Europe and North America, black cats are a sign of bad luck, but in Britain and Australia, black cats are lucky.
- A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia (Greek: cat+lover).
- A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206.
- A female cat is called a queen or a molly.
- A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
I bet you didn’t know that !
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