Fun Facts About Cats
Fun Feline Facts
~ Cats can make about 100 different sounds.
~ A group of cats is called a clowder.
~ The oldest known pet cat was found in a 9500 year old gravesite on the island of Cyprus.
~ Cats are the most popular pet in North America (over 73 million).
~ There are approximately 40 recognized breeds of domestic cats.
~ A cat's hearing is more sensitive than a dog"s.
~ Domestic cats can run up to 30 miles/hour for short distances.
~ Domestic cats can jump up to five times their own height.
~ The earliest ancestor of the modern cat, Proailurus ("first cat" in Greek), lived 30 million years ago.
~ Black cats are considered to be lucky in Britain and Australia.
~ The oldest breed of domestic cat is the Egyptian Mau. "Mau" is, in fact, the Egyptian word for cat.
~ Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat flap (cat door) to prevent the comings and goings of his cat "Spithead" from interrupting his light sensitive experiments.
~ The oldest domestic cat on record lived three days beyond her 38th birthday.
~ Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of their face.
~The most popular breed of pedigreed cat is the Persian.
More Feline Fun!
Cats have been musical muses for years. Here are a few cat songs...Did we miss any?
~ The Cat in the Window (Petula Clarke)
~ Tom Cat (The Rooftop Singers)
~The Lovecats (The Cure)
~ Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats)
~ The Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)
~ Cat's in the Well (Bob Dylan)
~ Cat People (David Bowie)
~ The Siamese Cat Song (Peggy Lee)
~ We the Cats Shall Hep You (Cab Calloway)
~ Mean Eyed Cat (Johnny Cash)
~ Three Cool Cats (The Coasters)
~ Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia)
~ China Cat Sunflower (The Grateful Dead)
~ Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
~ Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent)
~ Cool for Cats (Squeeze)
~ Look What the Cat Dragged In (Poison)
~ Tommy the Cat (Primus)
~ Like a Cat (Cindy Laper)
~ Feline (Bobby McFerrin)
~ The Kitty Cat Song (Lee Dorsey)
~ What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones)
~ Phenomenal Cat (The Kinks)
~ Honky Cat (Elton John)
~ Three Cool Cats (The Coasters)
~ An Cat Dubh (U2)
~ Everybody Wants to be a Cat (Scatman Crothers)
~ Black Cat (Janet Jackson)
~ Taw I Taw a Puddy Tat (Mel Blanc)
~ Pussycat Meow (Dee-Lite)
~ Copy Cat (Gary US Bonds)
~ The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens)
~ Ride the Tiger (Jefferson Starship)
~ Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
~ Cleopatra's Cat (The Spin Doctors)
~ The Cat (Jimmy Smith)
~ Tiger (Fabian)
~ Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini)
~ Jaguar (Stan Getz)
~ Taming the Tiger (Joni Mitchell)
~ The Tigers Have Spoken (Niko Case)
Cats on Screen and Stage
The Cat Returns
The Lion King
Garfield The Movie
The Cat From Outer Space
Monty from Stuart Little
Sassy from Homeward Bound
Cats and Dogs
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Harry and Tonto
Cats The musical
That Darn Cat
The Cat in The Hat
The Three Lives of Thomasina
Mr. Biggleworth from Austin Powers
Rufus the Cat from The Rescuers
Figaro from Pinocchio
General Sterling Price from True Grit
Lucifer from Cinderella
Mittens from Bolt
Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
Baby from Bringing Up Baby
Binx from Hocus Pocus
Mr. Jinx from Meet the Parents
Church from Pet Sematary
Si and Am from The Lady and the Tramp
For more interesting cat facts and trivia, please visit the following link to our Cat Facts and Trivia page.