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21 Facts That Will Finally Make You Give Cats Some Goddamn Respect

It's about time.

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1. If your cat leaves their poop uncovered, they are letting you know they don't fear or respect you.

2. Cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.

3. A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 16 years. His name is Stubbs and he has survived being shot, falling into a restaurant fryer, and jumping off a moving truck. Badass.

4. Cats can taste the air due to an extra organ and a special breathing technique. This is usually happening when they are grimacing.

5. Cats can't taste sweetness. Which is probably why they don't have time for your BS.

6. Domesticated cats have been around since 3600 BCE, 2,000 years before Egypt's pharaohs.

7. The world's richest cat is worth $13 million.

8. Your cat recognizes your voice but just acts too cool to care (probably because they are).

9. A cat's brain is 90% similar to a human's — more similar than to a dog's.

10. Cats make more than 100 different sounds, whereas dogs can only make around 10.

11. A cat's cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive information processing) has 300 million neurons, compared with a dog's 160 million.

12. Cats learn better by doing than simply seeing.

13. Cats definitely have a lower social IQ than dogs but can solve more difficult cognitive problems when they feel like it.

14. Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the cat door because he knew how to show them some respect.

15. Cats have 1,000 times more data storage than an iPad.

16. One legend claims that cats were created when a lion on Noah's Ark sneezed and two kittens came out.

TL;DR a lion sneezed on the boat and the boat got sicker.

TL;DR a lion sneezed on the boat and the boat got sicker.

17. A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt.

18. Cats can change their meows to manipulate humans, going so far as to imitate a human baby when they need food.

19. A cat has detected his human's breast cancer.

20. Cats need seven times less light than humans to see.

21. When your cat brings home a dead mouse or bird, it may do so to show you that you suck at hunting.

As long as you show them the respect and love they deserve, you can always adopt a furry pal at your local shelter or even Petfinder.

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