Sunday, April 15, 2007

Wearning new things

Because I'm a genius kitty, I've got to make sure I keep on wearning new things so that I'll keep on being a genius. Here's me just finished surfing the innernets and having wearnt these new things.
So I'm shawing them with you all, so you can all be as genius as me!
So here goes.

  • A litter of kittens is called a kindle, and a group of cats is called a clowder.
  • A cat's IQ is only surpassed by that of monkeys and chimps in the world of animals.
  • Cats are the only animals that purr. They can purr at around 26 cycles per second, which is the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
  • Purring doesn't necessarily mean a cat is happy. Sometimes cats will purr when they are scared or hurt.
  • A cat's nose pad is as unique as a human fingerprint. No two nose prints are identical.
  • Petting or stroking a cat has actually been proven to help in lowering one's blood pressure.
  • One way a cat shows s/he trusts you is by rolling over on his/her back.
  • A cat's hearing is much stronger and more sensitive than a dog's or a human's. Our hearing stops at 20 khz; a cat's at 65 khz.
  • Cats have 32 muscles in each ear and can turn their ear very quickly to catch noise. Much faster than a very alert watchdog.
  • A cat's sense of smell is about 14 times stronger than ours.
  • Cats have five toes on their front paws and four on their back paws. If a cat is polydactyl, s/he has extra toes.
  • Cats have over 100 vocals sounds, while dogs have only 10.
  • Cats drink liquid from the underside of their tongue, not from the top.
  • Cats use their whiskers to determine if the space they are entering is big enough for them.
  • To calm a frightened cat put your hand over his/her eyes and forehead or let him/her bury his/her head in your armpit.
  • Only about 80% of cats have the gene that allows them to respond to the effects of catnip. The other 20% are not affected by it.
  • Domestic cats are the only cats that can hold their tails vertically while they walk. Wild cats hold theirs horizontally or between their legs.
  • The only "natural" breed of domestic cat in America is the Main Coon.
  • Cats get an average of 16 hours of sleep per day.
Ok! Enough wearning for the day!
I'm going to take a nap now!

Cwoss posted at mine bwog.


Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Our mom said to tell you that she really learned a lot reading this list. What a super job you did compiling it!! The people just aren't aware how complex we fine creatures are!
(ps: we agree, you are a genius and handsome too!)

The Crew said...

This list confirms what we cats have always known -- we are the superior species!

Max, Tipper & Misty

jcfloresinc said...

Wow!! Good stuff to know. I'll have to tell mom to check it out. She likes learning new things about cats.

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