Meow! Celebrate International Cat Day 2018 and Read 10 Little Known Facts About Our Furry Cuties

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International Cat Day takes place on 8 August annually and was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002. Check out amazing facts about our loved pets.  

Source: Wide Open Pets

1. Ear furnishings

These ultra-cute furry tufts on the inside of cats’ ears have a special name – “ear furnishings.”

2. Cats have biometric data

The pattern on the cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprint.

3. Cats have extra toes that look like thumbs

It’s not like human thumbs, but sometimes, it seems cats shows an “okay” gesture.

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4. The cat flap is invented by Isaac Newton

He decided to invent it after his own cat, Spithead, kept opening the door and disrupting his studying and experiments.

5. Cats drink seawater

Cats have kidneys that can filter out the salt and use the water to hydrate their bodies.

6. Kitty helped Nikola Tesla to study electricity 

His cat, Macak, gave Nikola Tesla a static shock that inspired him to investigate electricity.

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Source: petxlab.com

7. They can’t taste sweet things

Your cat will never understand the taste of the chocolate as their receptor has prevented cats from being able to taste sugar.

8. Cats sleep almost 60% of their life

Our pets sleep so much, so when they are 12 years old, they will only have been awake for 4 years.

9. Is your cat ambidexter? 

In fact, female cats are right-pawed, and male cats left-pawed.

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10. Musical animals

Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds. Sometimes, it seems like they talk to you…

BONUS

Korean boys look like cute cats, here’s the proof, enjoy:

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Source: Twitter


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