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6 Facts About Cats Part(III)

  1. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  2. Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  3. Cats spend nearly 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning themselves.
  4. The most expensive cat was an Asian Leopard cat (ALC)-Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid named Zeus. Zeus, who is 90% ALC and 10% DSH, has an asking price of £100,000 ($154,000).
  5. The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived.
  6. The richest cat is Blackie who was left £15 million by his owner, Ben Rea.

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6 Facts About Cats Part(II)

  1. The world’s rarest coffee, Kopi Luwak, comes from Indonesia where a wildcat known as the luwak lives. The cat eats coffee berries and the coffee beans inside pass through the stomach. The beans are harvested from the cat’s dung heaps and then cleaned and roasted. Kopi Luwak sells for about $500 for a 450 g (1 lb) bag.
  2. Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
  3. Most cats had short hair until about 100 years ago, when it became fashionable to own cats and experiment with breeding.
  4. A commemorative tower was built in Scotland for a cat named Towser, who caught nearly 30,000 mice in her lifetime.
  5. In the 1750s, Europeans introduced cats into the Americas to control pests.
  6. The normal body temperature of a cat is between 100.5 ° and 102.5 °F. A cat is sick if its temperature goes below 100 ° or above 103 °F.

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6 Facts About Dogs Part(III)

  1. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
  2. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.
  3. In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.
  4. The best dog to reportedly attract a date is the Golden Retriever. The worst is the Pit Bull.
  5. The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.
  6. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.

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6 Facts About Dogs Part(II)

  1. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.
  2. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  3. A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  4. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.
  5. At the end of WWI, the German government trained the first guide dogs for war-blinded soldiers.
  6. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

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6 Facts About Cats

  1. Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
  2. 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.
  3. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
  4. Many Egyptians worshipped the goddess Bast, who had a woman’s body and a cat’s head.
  5. In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the benevolent fairy godmother figure was a cat.
  6. 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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6 Facts About Dogs

  1. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.
  2. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  3. During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.
  4. Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.
  5. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.
  6. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.

Fact #97

The Saluki is the oldest known breed of domesticated dog.

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