Let’s give it up for cat content and stock photos today! In case you’ve been feeling like this lately,
I’ve got you covered.
So turn that frown upside down.
Marketing teams of this world have finally discovered the power of our feline friends. Look closely next time you see an interior shot in a magazine or the social media of your choice, you’ll very likely find a cat amidst that insanely pricey interior.
When things get rough, people like it cozy. So without further ado, let’s take a deep breath and just look at some cats.
Cat Content – Fun Facts about Cats
Cats are able to understand their own name; they just often choose to ignore it.
A house cat shares 95,6% of the genomes with a tiger.
Cat content is a faux Anglizism from the German language, like Handy [mobile phone] or Bodybag [small shoulder bag – not a bag to hold a corpse].
People can identify strongly as a cat person or a dog person; regardless if they even keep animals. Studies indicate that dog people are more outgoing, energetic and tend to follow rules closely. Cat people on the other hand, tend to be more neurotic, creative and non-conformist. They also score higher in IQ tests than dog lovers.
In the United states, residents of blue states are more likely to own cats while red states have the higher dog ownership.
Cats can jump up to six times their length.
Creme Puff holds a Guinness World Record for being the oldest cat that ever lived. The cat was born in Texas in 1976 and joined kitty heaven in 2005. 38 years is good enough for two cats. Or maybe three.
It is estimated that Mademoiselle Choupette, the cat of Karl Lagerfeld, has a net worth of $13 million.
(Don’t sue me, this is not the real Choupette.)
Male cats are more likely to be left-pawed and female cats are more likely to be right-pawed.
Cats are believed to be the only mammals who don’t taste sweetness.
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Hands up, if your kitty is doing that! But why do cats love to sit on laptops? Since we cannot ask them, here are a few likely explenations:
- It’s cosy and warm
- The cat wants to spend time with you and be close to you
- You spend A LOT of time on that thing, therefore it is prime territory
- The cat simply wants attention, if you cannot use that thing, we all know who’s really boss
At the moment, some of the most popular cat names are Luna, Leo, Pepper and Smokey. Not Pussy or Kitty.
Cats have the largest eyes relative to their head size compared to any mammal.
What do giraffes, camels and cats have in common? They move their right feet first and then both of their left feet. Rumors go, no other animal walks like that.
Cats have no concept of human gender. No studies indicate that cats know whether you are male or female.
However, due to their strong ability to smell hormones, it is believed, they are able to tell if a woman is pregnant before she even knows. Cats can become rather affectionate with pregnant women. Some explanations include the increased body temperature and need of sleep. So kitty gets nice and comfy curling up with the expectant mother. Some believe cats respond to the heartbeat of the unborn baby.
Pet cats sleep about 12 – 16 hours in a day. However, some cats sleep up to 20 hours within 24 hours.
Why do cats love sitting in boxes? Well, again, science is not 100% sure. Explanations include, they simply like to hide to reduce stress levels, for shelter or to hide well before pouncing on their target. It is also likely that the pressure of enclosed spaces makes them feel nice and snug. Therefore, it doesn’t need to be a cardboard box. Make it a paper bag, a sink or your suitcase.
Buddhists believe that cats are temporary resting places for highly spirited people. Many Japanese believe that kitties can turn into super spirits when they die.
Cat Content to Ease World Pain
There you have it. A wee bit long for a Wednesday, but if you just look at the pictures it is wordless, right?
Let me know in the comments, if you learned anything new, what your kitty is called or anything you’d like to add.
Have a Happy Hump Day!
And the last fun fact for today – what sounds make cats around the world?
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