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.