10 Cat Facts

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1. Cats have an extra organ, called the Jacobson's organ, which helps them detect pheromones and communicate with other cats.

2. A cat's purring can range from 25 to 150 Hz, and these vibrations have been linked to healing and pain relief in both cats and humans.

3. Cats can jump up to six times their body length in a single leap, thanks to their powerful hind leg muscles.

4. The average domestic cat can run at speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph), making them faster than Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.

5. Cats have excellent night vision, with the ability to see in light levels six times lower than what humans require.

6. A group of cats is called a clowder, while a group of kittens is called a kindle or an intrigue.

7. Cats have a strong grooming instinct and can spend up to 50% of their waking hours cleaning themselves.

8. The world's oldest known pet cat lived over 9,500 years ago, discovered in a burial site on the island of Cyprus.

9. Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees, allowing them to locate sounds with incredible precision.

10. There are over 70 cat breeds recognized worldwide, with the most popular being the domestic shorthair.

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