25 Bizarre Cat Facts You Need To Know

While cats are clearly adorable, they also can be kind of bizarre. From their crazy antics to their serial killer tendencies, they’ve earned the unique ability to charm us and mystify us at the same time. But it’s the bizarre things which set them apart from the rest of the animal kingdom, fascinating us each and every day. Curious to hear some cool and interesting facts about your cat? Here are 25 Bizarre Cat Facts You Need To Know.

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Cats train humans more than the other way around.

catSource: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/the-manipulative-meow-cats-learn-to-2009-07-13/

A study has shown that cats use meowing and purring sounds to get their way with humans. One particular sound they found mimicked the same frequency as a baby, indicating they were trying to cash in on a human’s natural response to nurture a baby’s cry.


Cats were sacred in Ancient Egypt.

ancient egypt catSource: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/02/in-ancient-egypt-cats-were-sacred-killing-one-was-punishable-by-death/

Cats were considered demi-gods in Ancient Egypt. They dressed them in jewels and fed them special treats. When they died, the Egyptians would mummify them. Anyone who harmed a cat would be put to death unless the population got out of hand and then they’d sacrifice them to the goddess Bast.


Purring is a possibly a method of self-healing.

cat purringSource: https://www.livescience.com/40377-why-do-cats-purr.html

Purring in cats can mean a lot of different things. Researchers discovered a cat’s purr has a frequency between 25 to 150 Hertz, which is the same frequency bones and muscles repair themselves. It’s speculated a cat’s purr can be a type of self-healing.


Cats can hydrate on salt water.

Drinking_CatSource: http://cattime.com/cat-facts/11135-surprising-facts-about-cats-and-their-weird-relationship-with-water

A cat’s kidneys are efficient enough to filter out the salt and use the water for hydration. If there’s one thing to be jealous about cats, that definitely ranks at the top.


A cat's whiskers act as feeling receptors.

cat whiskersSource: http://www.petmd.com/cat/behavior/evr_ct_why_do_cats_have_whiskers

Called vibrissae, a cat’s whiskers aren’t like human hairs. They tie in directly to a cat’s muscular and nervous system, giving them information about the world around them. If you trim a cat’s whiskers, the cat could become seriously disoriented and frightened.

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