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10 Fantastic Cat Facts (slideshow)

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7. Lofty Beginnings
Ever wonder who invented the cat door? It was Sir Isaac Newton. Perhaps he was vexed by his cat wanting in and out all the time and disturbing his work, so he did something about it–much to the relief of cat lovers everywhere.

8. It’s All in the Fall
Cats really do land on their feet. In fact, they all fall in the same way. First they rotate their head, then twist their spine around, followed by a rear leg alignment and finally they relax into it and arch the back, thus lessening impact. But please, don’t experiment with this at home. Take our word for it.

9. Baby Machines
Unless you want a “clowder” of cats cluttering your home, spay, and neuter your furry feline. Just one pair of cats and their kittens can produce 420,000 (!) offspring in a mere seven years!

10. Individuality
Like human fingerprints, cats have their own built-in unique tag of telling them apart–their nose! The nose pads of cats are all uniquely ridged, meaning no two are the same.

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Top 10 Fantastic Feline Facts originally appeared on petMD.com


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1:07PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:19PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Thank you for posting!

9:03PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

Thank you.

1:04AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

=^..^= Thanks for Sharing.

6:56PM PST on Dec 19, 2013

Didn't know about the noses.Nice article!

11:19AM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

What a lovely slideshow. So many cute cat Pictures. Love it!

11:27PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Cute.

7:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing

4:00PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Thank you for all those cute cats.

6:22AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Very interesting, I never really noticed a cat to sweat and the fingerprint is awesome. We should fingerprint our cats lol.

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