Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world. There are many reasons why cats have become so popular. One of the main reasons is their unique behavior. Cats are very independent animals and can also be loyal pets. 

Cats are very curious animals and they love to explore new things. They will often jump on top of tables, climb up trees, walk along ledges and get into small spaces that other animals won't go into. They also like to play with their food before eating it, which is why you will often find them with feathers or string hanging out of their mouths. 

Did you know that one out of four American households has a cat for a pet. 

Ailurophiles, also known as people who love cats always want to know more about their favorite pets. For that reason, we've decided to share some facts about cats you might not know about.

Did you know that:

  • Stroking a cat has been clinically proven to decrease blood pressure! 
  • The sense of smell in cats is 14 times greater than in humans!
  • Besides their noses, cats can smell something called the "Jacobson's organ", located on the upper surface of their mouths. This is what cats use when they scrunch their eyes and open their mouths after sniffing something intently!
  • Cats have a total of 244 bones in their body! (Approximately 40 more than humans!)
  • Each ear of a cat has 32 muscles!
  • Cats simply sweat via their paw pads. 
  • Cats aren't natural hunters; their moms train them!
  • Female cats can achieve maturity in as short as five months, but male cats might take nine months to a year. In two years, most cat breeds have attained their maximum size!
  • A cat drinks from the bottom of its tongue rather than the top! 
  • Color is supposed to be visible to cats. Cats can tell the difference between red and blue, red and grey, green and blue, green and grey, blue and grey, yellow and blue, and yellow and grey, according to studies.
  • A cat's whiskers indicate whether the location they are entering is large enough for it!
  • The oldest cat ever documented was a female tabby who lived to reach 34 years old! 
  • Cats have about 100 different vocalization sounds. In comparison, dogs have about 10! 
  • Cats respond best to names that end in the letter "ee"! 
  • Cats respond better to women than to men, probably because women's voices have a higher pitch! 
  • If your cat snores or rolls over on his back to expose his belly, it means he trusts you! 
  • Cats purr at the same rate as a diesel engine that is idling...about 26 cycles per second!
  • The domestic cat is the only creature that can walk with its tail held vertically. While walking, wild cats keep their tail horizontally or tucked between their legs!

Cats also have some interesting behaviors that we humans aren’t used to seeing in other animals. For instance, cats will often groom themselves by licking themselves clean with their rough tongue, which is called “licking oneself clean” or “licking oneself down” (known as "licking butt"). Cats also often bathe by licking their fur. Cats have been known to play with inanimate objects such as string, yarn, and wool. They will often jump on the object and use it as a toy, or sometimes even sleep with the object next to them for comfort.

Cats are smarter than humans, and with this books like "Herding People: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Cats" by Will Richan and Ampers, you can play the smartest game of all. The book is about understanding your own strength, and I do mean brains. And you don't need to be a cat to play. So come on, let's do this!

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