There are those who love them and those who hate them (is this even possible?), but for sure cats are among the most spoiled and popular pets, even on the web.
But, are you sure you know them really well?
Here are 20 curiosities and oddities you may not have known about these beautiful felines.
1. Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping, which is about 13-16 hours a day!
2. A house cat can reach speeds of up to 30mph
3. Cats can make up to 100 distinct sounds.
4. Cats love closets (and boxes), if you leave one open check it is empty before closing it again.
5. Cats spend at least five hours a day grooming and cleaning themselves.
6. They decide when to be petted: if yours gets tired of you, they will let you know.
7. The hearing of the average cat is at least five times keener than that of a human adult.
8. Most cats have no eyelashes.
9. In the largest cat breed, the average male weighs approximately 20 pounds.
10. Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.
11. Some believe that if you dream about a white cat, good luck will follow.
12. The richest cat in the world had $ 12.5-million.
13. House cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers.
14. While the popular belief that black cats bring bad luck is still very strong, in the UK and Asia they believe the opposite.
15. A cat was the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years.
16. Alexis can perform 26 tricks in one minute.
17. They know how to ration their food (is your cat able?).
18. Cats are owners and leaders of your life. They will do what they want.
19. For cats, licking is not only used as a grooming mechanism, but also to show affection.
20. The oldest known pet cat existed 9,500 years ago. His remains of him were found in a tomb in Shillourokambos.