Thursday Thirteen: Edishun 17

Thirteen Cat Fakts that I fownd online (I cut and pasted, so the speling is a littul funkey):

  1. The top two rows of a cat’s whiskers can move independently of the lower two rows.
  2. Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
  3. Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, about 26 cycles per second.
  4. A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
  5. Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination. (That can’t be troo for Rocky the Pee King.)
  6. In Siam, the cat was so revered that one rode in a chariot at the head of a parade celebrating the new king. (Mao made me put that one in.)
  7. Some notable people who disliked cats: Napoleon Bonaparte, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Hitler. (HISSSSSSSSSS!)
  8. Chattam Island in the Pacific is overrun by thousands of cats–every one of them black–that live on fish.
  9. The Ancient Egyptian word for cat was mau, which means “to see”. (Mao made me put that one in.)
  10. Florence Nightingale owned more than sixty cats in her lifetime and often complained of mysterious “stains” on her paperwork.
  11. In 1987 cats overtook dogs as the number one pet in America.
  12. Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.
  13. In ancient Egypt, entire families would shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.
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  1. This was very informative, Skeezix, and I appreciate your reporting these facts (but I miss your spelling – I could hardly decipher what some of the facts were).

  2. Wow – that’s a lot of cat information! We likes the word that sounds like Mao!

  3. Very interesting.. Thanks for sharing those with us..We are cat people as well

  4. Very interesting.. Thanks for sharing those with us..We are cat people as well

  5. wut?????
    pleez yooz spell check. i cannot understand yer blog!
    nightingale=bird … lottsa catz? she wuz luckee dey diden’t eet her!

  6. That is a very interestin’ list, Skeezix. I am learnin’ a lot of new things today.

  7. skeez,
    i put mi code in da tt link after da fact … so u can go back an link … if yer so inclined.

  8. Very cool list Skeezix! I learned a lot. The ancient Egyptians were clearly very smart people.

  9. What a lot of useful things to know about cats.

    Didn’t the egyptians think that cats were gods too?

  10. WOW, great info! I am a cat lover and have a little darling named Boxer. He is 9 years old.
    Hope you will check out my T13.

  11. George, Tipper, Max & Misty |

    Very interesting facts, Skeez. And we agree, BOO, HISS for #7. Everyone should like cats!

  12. Oh yes, the Tall Man is a super psycho TDI lover so he really likes that we purr at the same frequency, he did always say his engine purred…

    Oh, and the LL is making me say…a certain breed of horse (the Standardbred- the cart racers) actually “pace” which is where there legs on one side move together too.

    Great facts and tidbits!


  13. I loved this list! Lots of stuff I didn’t know! I’m going to be staring at OC and Carma’s whiskers all day now to see if they really do move independently!

  14. This is a good list. I like it a lot.
    Sometimes it is good to cut and paste, even at the risk of these spelling errors… we get the idea. :-D

    My hubby and Caesar like to purr together when they hang out… for them it’s a guy thing.

  15. those was interesting. we should haf maded mommy shave her eyebrows when Norton and Trixie wented to the bridge last year.

  16. I love those facts! Thanks for sharing!

  17. So when DKM goes to have ‘her face ripped off’ she’s really paying homage to me and not just having eyebrows waxed?! I like that.

  18. Very good facts! I’m learning lotsa stuff today. Kitties are amazing creatures and we should be treated as such!
    Although a black cat myself, I prefer my fish in cans, maybe mixed with some gravy to catching and *gulp* eating one raw….

  19. Kitties walk that way so that we put our back feet where our front feet used to be, so we make less noise–that is to say, the same twig snapped by my front paw probably won’t be snapped by the back one. I walk that way when I’m out hunting in the wild (read: meowing at birdies beside the window screen).

    Great facts!


  20. Very cool!

  21. My ladee sez thair is anuthur yooneek thing abowt Simeze cats…
    If yoo dont noe, most animul’s branes werk so wun side of the brane kontrollz the opohsit side of the bodee. Thair is a playce in the brane whair the nurvs cross ovur. But in Simeeze cats the nurvs dont cross so the rite side of thair brane controlz the rite side of thair bodees an vice vursa.

  22. It must’uf taken a lot of time to do all that resurch! Fanks fur all the info!

  23. That was lots of good info. Thanks Skeezix (and Mao).

  24. Scooby, Shaggy & Scout |

    Florence Nightengale must have had a lousey sense of smell!

  25. Concatulations on being the new ree-purrrter on the block! Pretty soon your beans are gonna want to form a union to get proper wages and benefits for being your assistants!

  26. Furry, furry informative, Skeezix. I always learn such profound things from you. Oh, you’re right … the spelling was pretty funky.

  27. Of course, my favorite was #6 also (thanks Mao). Tara

  28. Great research. We hope you requested a wage increase.

  29. very informative list!

    TT in the cafe is up. come & get it!

  30. Wow! A WHOLE ISLAND of black cats!!! I should go visit and recruit some of them for my army of black cat world dominationer!

    Thanks for the infomative entry!

  31. That’s a very informative list, Skeezix. Thank you for posting it.