strange facts about cats thread

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by ChiefCowpie, May 11, 2004.

  1. ChiefCowpie

    ChiefCowpie hugs and bugs

    cats have been domesticated by humans for 8,000 years and yet according to the Bible, the universe is only 5,000 years old
  2. Juggalo4ever

    Juggalo4ever KingoftheChubbyGirls

    cats purr at twenty-five vibrations per second.
  3. cats have somewhere around 50 different vocal ranges possible while dogs only have seven.
  4. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    Tortoiseshell cats are almost always female. About one out of every 3000 tortoiseshell cats is a male. Probably the most common thing that can cause a male tortoiseshell is something called "Klinefelter Syndrome." This happens in humans as well as cats and probably other species. Something goes wrong during fertilization or the early stages of fetal development and the fetus winds up with two X-chromosomes and one Y chromosome. The Y chromosome causes the cat to develop physically into a male cat, but if one X chromosome has an orange gene and the other has a black or tabby gene, that male cat will be a tortoiseshell. There are many other similar genetic abnormalities and almost all of them result in sterility.

    I have a tortie female. One of the distinguishing features is that they will have toes of different colours on the same foot. One of her feet has pink toes and grey toes.
  5. joe

    joe Banned

    Cats have always been know to be evil incarnate
  6. zopilote

    zopilote Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    cats are the cause of death of over 13 people around the world every year
  7. cats see thru what humans what equate to an acid trip.
  8. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    When a cat washes his face, he doesn't move his paw; he moves his head.

    When a cat drinks, he curls his tongue UNDER to scoop the liquid into his mouth.

    90% of orange or orange and white cats are males.

    Although all cats purr, scientists have never figured out exactly how they do it.

    Cats not only purr when they are content, but also when in pain or any sort of high emotion.

    That was fun. Cats are something I know a LOT about!
  9. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

    I thought cats had only been domesticated for 4,000 years. Dogs nearly 10,000 years.
  10. The_Mad_Buster

    The_Mad_Buster Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Never knew that and trust me ive stressed some cats!
  11. ChiefCowpie

    ChiefCowpie hugs and bugs

    cats can see ghosts, elves, angels and other entities from other dimensions
  12. StellaBlue

    StellaBlue Senior Member

    I really do believe that cats can see ghosts, at least mine can. It's freaky shit, on more than two occasions I had to put her in the other room and shut the door because it was freaking me out a little too much.
  13. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    really... hm...
  14. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    why the sudden interest in cats?
  15. i recently found out that cats are colour blind and it upset me to think my cats could not see in colour..LOL

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