15 of the craziest cat facts you need to share!

  1. Isaac Newton invented the cat flap after his own cat, Spithead, kept opening the door and spoiling his light experiments.
  2. Cats can’t see directly below their noses. That’s why they miss food that’s right in front of them (Aww bless).
  3. Kittens sleep a lot because their bodies release a growth hormone only when they’re asleep, so let your kitty have it’s forty winks.
  4. In fact, cats sleep so much that, by the time a cat is 9 years old, it will only have been awake for three years of its life! 
  5.  Russian scientists discovered in the 1930s that Siamese kittens kept in very warm rooms didn’t develop the breed’s signature dark patches.
  6. The more you talk to your cat, the more it will talk to you, get chatting away!
  7. cats aren’t the only animals that purr — squirrels, lemurs, elephants, and even gorillas purr too (probably not as cute, however.)
  8.  Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs! Take that puppy lovers.
  9. Owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third, so get adopting!
  10. A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt, nyoooom.
  11.  When cats leave their poop uncovered, it is a sign of aggression to let you know they don’t fear you.
  12. When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would shave off their eyebrows as they mourned.
  13. Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
  14. The oldest cat to give birth was Kitty who, at the age of 30, gave birth to two kittens. During her life, she gave birth to 218 kittens.
  15. Rome has more homeless cats per square mile than any other city in the world.

Mind. Blown.