33 More Awesome Facts About Cats

Cats are a riddle wrapped in a mystery. Wrapped in a cat.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet, here are YET MORE AMAZING FELINE FACTS for your delectation.

2. But they can’t taste sweet things.

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Scientists believe that a mutation in a key taste receptor has prevented cats from being able to taste sugar. No cat will ever know the joy of a cupcake.

13. Adult cats don’t release any particular key hormones during sleep. They just snooze all day because they can.

24. Cats' homing instinct may be due to magnets in their BRAINS.


Cats find their way home through a process called "psi-travelling" — experts think they navigate via the angle of sunlight, or that they have magnetised brain cells that act like compasses.

25. Cats may have evolved their “tone of voice” to communicate with humans.

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Cats' natural vocal range would be inaudible to humans, but they communicate feelings such as affection, hunger, and fear within the range of human hearing. Some researchers believe that this is learned behaviour to help cats to relate to humans.