15 things you didn't know about moggies!

It's international cat day!
1. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world
2. Cats cannot taste sweet things
​3. Adult cats 'meow' to communicate with humans, not each other
4. A group of cats is called a clowder
5. Cats ears are controlled by more than 20 muscles
6. The frequency of a domestic cat’s purr is the same at which bones and muscles repair themselves
7. While dogs may be man's best friend, a cat's brain is 90% similar to humans, meaning we have more in common with moggies than pooches
8. Cats can hear sounds as high as 64kHz. Us mere humans can hear only as high as 20kHz
​9. Like a human fingerprint, the ridges in a cat’s nose are completely individual
10. Female cats are more often right pawed, and males left
11. Cats can make about 100 different sounds; meanwhile dogs make only about 10
12. The top speed of a cat is about 31 mph, over short distances
13. Experts think cats know their way home from the angle of the sunlight, or magnetised cells in their brains, which act like a compass
14. Cats can't move their jaws sideways, so struggle to chew large chunks of food
15. Cat lovers are called ailurophiliacs. You are welcome

Scroll through the gallery by clicking the arrow on the right to find out some new facts about cats...

Monday, August 8, 2016

In celebration of the glory that is International Cat Day, we thought we'd take a look at some cute cat pictures.

Of course, we didn't want to just waste our day away looking at photos (honest, boss), so we've also found some unusual cat facts to entertain and inform you.

Scroll through the gallery above to find out more about our furry friends

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