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This Post Answers Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Cats

Tumblr user Koryos uses actual science to teach you about the history of our magical cat overlords.

1. When they’re not answering your burning basilisk questions…

2. …or debunking one of your favorite movies from childhood…

3. …Tumblr user koryos is answering everything about cats. Literally, everything.

4. How did the cats we know and love came to be?

Here’s that mouse plague link. Caution if squeamish.

6. But who’s the ancestor of our cute kitties?

7. Okay, so then why are there less wildcats now and more domestic cats?

Cats in Antarctica!

8. Oh. So, we made cats need us?

11. Then cats started to live near and with us. Weird!

12. How domestic is domestic?

13. How far removed are current kitties from the older wild cats?

15. CATS HAVE LEARNED TO SOUND LIKE BABIES?!

16. Cats can do things socially because they’ve learned how, but how does that translate from the big cats?

19. Even though they’re very separated on the cat spectrum, lions and housecats show similar social behaviors!

22. TL;DR: Cats came from being wild to being very social. Also, there are 600 million cats in the world. Good for you, cats.

BUT DON’T SEND A MESSAGE ASKING A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CAT. Ask a veterinarian.

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