Cats are an enigma that has captured the hearts of people for thousands of years. Their mysterious personalities and adorable looks have made them an incredibly popular pet.
With so many cats around us, surely that would mean that everyone knows everything possible about them, right? Well, you are definitely wrong! There are so many interesting facts about your little feisty felines that you didn’t know, up until now.
From the world’s oldest cat to the one who actually went to space! There is just so much mystery in these creatures that you should sit down and learn about them more, right now.
Did you know that cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping?
Did you know that cats walk like camels and giraffes?
Did you know that in 1963 a cat went to space?
Did you know that cats make 100 different sounds?
Did you know that a cat is the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska? (What?!)
This is not a joke and we are not bluffing. As ridiculous as this sounds, it is absolutely true! Going by the name of Stubbs, the cat has been Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, since July 1997. How can this be? You might ask.
Stubbs’s position is honorary, as the town is only a “historical district.” As of 2016, Stubbs is still mayor and continues to be flooded with cards and letters from his admirers. He was not the only cat to have mayorship in his sights, however. A cat ran for Mayor in Mexico City back in 2013 as well!
What’s happening in the world, indeed!
And did you know that the oldest cat in the world was 38 years old? (We bet he’s a human inside!)
Did you know that the biggest cat is the Savannah F-1?
And here is the photo of the Richest Cat in The World!
If you’re confused, we are, too! But the cat became rich because of pure love. 😉
So one lady thought of leaving all her worldly possessions to her little feline? A 94-year-old Italian heiress, who was widowed and childless when she adopted, Tommaso, a flea-ridden stray cat roaming the streets of Rome, passed away and left her entire 13 million dollar fortune to her cat.
Sadly, Italian law forbids passing on wealth directly to an animal, so her nurse, friend, and fellow cat aficionado became the overseer of Tommaso’s care and estate. They both lived happily ever after.
Did you know that a house cat can reach speeds of up to 30mph? Ferrari, is that you?
Did you know that cats can survive massive falls? Oh, we wish we are cats!
And finally, did you know that a Sphynx isn’t actually hairless? We really thought it’s pure skin. XD
Well, are these facts something new to you? If not, share with us what you know about these cats so that we can also post it on the site.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Let’s discuss more in the comments below.