10 Fun Facts About Cats

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As if we needed more reasons to love them. Click through to find out 10 fascinating facts about our feline friends. Number 3 might break your heart.


1
Cats are America's most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.

2
Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete, due largely to their “righting reflex.”

3
Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.

4
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.

5
Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.

6
In 2009, an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn, not him.

7
Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.

8
Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.

9
Cats can't see directly below their noses.

10
Ragdoll cats live up to their name: they will literally go limp, with relaxed muscles, when lifted by a human.