International Cat Day 2022 – History, Celebrations, Other Interesting Facts, and Much More
History of Cats
There are generally two types of people, one who likes cats very much and the other who do not like cats at all. In fact, there are many misconceptions about cats due to which cats are considered selfish and cunning, whereas cats were well respected in Egyptian culture. If you want to know about cats, then we are telling you some interesting facts-
- Do you know that the oldest cat came into existence 9,500 years ago? It was discovered by French archaeologists in 2004 when they found a tomb in Cyprus. The skeleton of this cat was quite different from that of today’s cats. Cats love to sleep and spend 70% of their time sleeping throughout the day, making it 13 to 16 hours a day.
- You will be surprised to know that an orange tabby cat named Stubbs became the mayor of a small town in Alaska for 20 years. The cat was also fielded in many local elections as the local people and tourists liked it very much. The cat had no legal powers but everyone loved him dearly.
- The property of the world’s richest cat was 7 million pounds (more than 67 million 28 million). That cat’s name is Blackie in the Guinness World Records. This happened because his millionaire owner had refused to recognize his family in his will and all the property went to the cat. The cat door was invented by Isaac Newton while he was working on his experiments at the University of Cambridge.
- The oldest cat ever lived was 38 years and 3 days old. Its name was Creme Puff and it was born on 3 August 1967.
Why Do Cats Hate Water
Have you ever noticed that some cats are very afraid of water? While some cats prefer water. It depends on the individual species of cat and which species of cat it is. Most of these domestic cats do not like water at all, they run away after seeing the water. To find out the reasons for this, scientists did a research and they found some surprising facts.
Most wild and big cats like water
Research has found that some wild cats like to live in water such as jaguars and tigers. They spend most of their time near or in water. Jaguars are found in rainforests. Their favorite prey is a type of crocodile. They catch the crocodile by going into the water and hunting it. Similarly, tigers found in the forests of India also like water, they spend most of their time in the water during the summer season. There is a wild cat Snow Leopard which is afraid of water. They do not like water at all. These cats always stay away from water. They are found in the mountains of Central Asia. They are rarely seen near water.
Domestic cats do not like water
On the other hand, most domestic cats do not like water at all. However, it depends on both the location and the insulation process. If she is a cat that lives in a cold place, she will not like water. There are 120,000 hairs per square inch on the skin of cats found in these places. The coat of cats is made up of three different layers. The first coat protects the body from the wind and the second coat maintains the body temperature and the third coat is made up of thicker ones. Cats Protect the body from sunlight and other things. If their hair becomes wet, it takes a long time to dry them, as well as their agile body becomes sluggish, which makes them unable to hunt. That’s why they hate water.
Interesting facts About Cats
1. The DNA of our pet cats is 96% similar to that of tigers.
2. Cats love to sit by the fire in the cold.
3. Cats can live comfortably up to a temperature of 50 degrees.
4. Cats release their scent to determine their territory.
5. Cats have fourteen times more sense of smell than humans.
6. Cats’ scent contains pheromones that attract females to males.
7. In Europe, domestic cats kill 80 million rats in just one year.
8. The DNA of our pet cats is 96% similar to that of tigers.
9. Cats love to sit by the fire in the cold.
10. Cats can live comfortably up to a temperature of 50 degrees.
11. Cats release their scent to determine their territory.
12. Cats have fourteen times more sense of smell than humans.
13. Cats’ scent contains pheromones that attract females to males.
14. In Europe, domestic cats kill 80 million rats in just one year.
15. Cats are the last and most wonderful members of the cat family, which today do not live in the forests but in our homes.
16. Cats are capable of making about 1,000 types of sounds while dogs can make only 10 types of sounds.
17. Research suggests that if cats become the size and weight of lions, they will start eating humans.
18. Cats always breed away from their areas and that is why today they are found all over the earth.
19. Cats have a very fast vision at a distance, but when they come very close (about 20 cm) they see everything blurry.