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  • On an average, cats spend two third of the day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
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  • Cats don't have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor.
  • When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level, while dogs and humans bob their heads up and down.
  •  The technical term for a cat's hairball is 'bezoar'.
  • A group of cats is called a 'clowder'.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
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  • The first cat in space was sent in 1963. It was a French cat named Felicette and  she survived the trip.
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  • Most cats give birth to a litter of between one and nine kittens. The largest known litter ever produced was 19 kittens, of which 15 survived.
  • Perhaps the most famous comic cat is the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. With the ability to disappear, this mysterious character embodies the magic and sorcery historically associated with cats.
  • A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia (Greek: cat+lover).

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