3. During the Middle Ages in Europe, the Clergy associated cats with witchcraft and cats seriously suffered as a result. On St. John's Day, people would put cats in bags and throw them into bonfires. People celebrated some holy days by tossing cats from towers.
4. A cat can easily jump up to five times its height in a single bound.
6. The Siberian Tiger is the biggest wild cat alive today. It can weight up to 317 kg and more than 12 feet long.
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11. A cat can independently rotate it's ears 180 degrees.
12. A cat can live up to 20 years. Creme Puff, from Austin, Texas is the oldest cat on record, 38 years.
13. A cat can squeeze through openings the size of it's head, this is because they have no collar bones.
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17. Cats have Ultra-Sonic senses which makes them able to detect tiny vibrations. They can even detect earthquake vibrations 10 to 15 minutes before humans can.
18. The claws on the back paws of a cat don't retract, only the claws on the front paws retract.
19. Cats cannot taste sweet things, their taste buds cannot detect sugar.
20. Cats can make up to 100 vocal sounds, dogs can only make about 10.
21. Cats are actually intolerant to Lactose, which is contained in milk.
23. Cats kidney can filter out salt and use the water content to hydrate their bodies. This means they can conveniently drink sea water.
24. Kittens sleep so much because growth hormones are released only when they are sleeping.
25. The more you talk to your cat, the more it will talk to you.
26. If you give your cat dog food, it could cause blindness.
28. A cat may give birth to several kittens at once and each of the kittens in her litter may have a different father.
29. Cats can see six times better than humans in the dark.
30. Cats step with both left legs, and both right legs when they walk or run.
31. A cat can recognise it's owners footsteps from hundreds of feet away.
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