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10 Fascinating Facts About Cats

6. Cats can be cloned.

Have a favorite cat with the best personality ever and a lot of extra money to spend? Have ‘em cloned! Yes, the technology exists and is accessible if you have the dough to fork out. “Little Nicky” was born in 2004 and was the first commercially cloned feline. Reportedly produced from the DNA of a deceased Maine Coon, the owner doled out $50,000 to replicate a new version of an old friend and claims the personalities of the two cats are strikingly similar.

7. Cats have internal GPS systems.

Lost cats really can find their way home. Various experts point to sunlight angles, the earth’s magnetic fields and another capability referred to as PSI Traveling. Whatever the case, recorded facts about cats confirm their often long and arduous journeys to reach home and a favored human companion.  

8. Cats can use pet doors.

For families that maintain indoor-outdoor cats, nothing’s more convenient than a pet door. Know who came up with the idea? Gravity King Sir Isaac Newton! According to various tales passed down over the years, Newton was experimenting with light in a darkened room and one of his most prized cats (reportedly named “Spithead”) kept opening the door and disrupting the experiment. To keep his work intact and allow the cat free roam, he cut a small hole in the door and covered it with cloth. That evolved into what is today known as a pet door, suitable for both cats and dogs.

9. Cats have a lot of hair.

A cat’s body is covered with approximately 130,000 hairs for each square inch. Everybody knows what that means for your house or apartment: hair, hair, everywhere! Let’s be honest – there is nothing you can do that will ever get rid of all of those feline follicles. However, you can minimize the impact with daily brushings, and, of course, regular vacuuming. For clothing, try a lint brush and a pair of tweezers.

10. Cats can use the toilet…and they can flush.

I interviewed cat-training experts and they claim that there’s no need for kitty litter. You can definitely train your cat to use the toilet

David Aaron Moore writes for Networx. Get home & garden ideas like this on Networx.

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4:41AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I have had cats all of my life and I thought I knew everything. But, I did not know about their brain being similar to ours!! That's great to know and it expains a lot of things!!

11:01PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

My cats are GREAT - Tempest & Topaz

11:20AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I love my cat, Mijo. He's beautiful like the black cats in the photo.

11:07AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

I had a cat I named Bluberri for his gorgeous blue eyes. He instinctively used the toilet for #1 so it was major easy to train him to go #2 also. It was so nice not having to worry with a litter box. And yes, he did flush as well. I wish I had the time to have had trained the two I have now. Not sure my big 30 pounder would have been comfortable anyway though, he's such a clumsy big fella. I love my babies SO MUCH!!!

9:02AM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

4:35PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

thanks for sharing this

1:22PM PST on Mar 7, 2012


8:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2012

I have 2 cats, One a 11 years long haired black female named Seti, and a kitten, grey + white long haired one named Skeesix that was born just outside my entry with 4 others about 10 months ago. Since I live In Ottawa, On Canada. I found homes for all and adopted this wee bundle in Dec 2011 as It was cold and came in and stayed. She and my older cat Seti get along like sisters. She makes my Seticat young as now she has a friend to play with. I have both spayed now and they both are my wee sent from Heaven to me friends and I love them.

3:17PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I love my cat & the many cats Ive had in my lifetime.

1:36PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I love my kitties and love even more that they can be potty-trained!

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