1. With over 500 million domestic cats the world over, felines are one of the most popular pet.
2. According to Hebrew legend, Noah prayed to God for help to protect all the food he stored on the arc from rats. In reply, God made the lion sneeze, and out popped a cat.
3. A male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen and the young ones are called kittens.
4. Cats have amazing nocturnal vision. They can see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs to see.
5. Cats have 32 muscles that control their outer ear, while humans have only 6. A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees.
6. A cat cannot climb head first down a tree because every claw on its paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
7. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain that it is to a dog’s brain. Both cats and humans possess identical areas in the brain that govern emotions.