6 Facts About Cats
- Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
- On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
- There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
- Many Egyptians worshipped the goddess Bast, who had a woman’s body and a cat’s head.
- In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the benevolent fairy godmother figure was a cat.
- In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, Russia, the staff noticed that the two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies. The cats heard the microphones when they turned on.
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