Interesting facts about cats — more…

Interesting facts about cats — more…


11. During the Spanish Inquisition, Pope Innocent VIII declared cats assistants devil, and thousands of cats were burned. Unfortunately, the mass killing of cats led to a sharp increase in the rat population, which aggravated the effects of the «Black Death» (plague).
12. In the Middle Ages the cat was associated with witchcraft and the Day of St. John the people across Europe stuffed them in bags and thrown into the fire.
13. The first cat had been in space, was a French cat named Felicette (ie Astrokot). In 1963, France launched it into space. Electrodes implanted in the brain of a cat, neurological sending signals back to Earth. Astrokot survived the flight safely.

14. The Group of words related to the cat (catt, cath, chat, katze) comes from the Latin «catus», meaning «house cat», in contrast to the «feles», that is «wild cat».
65 facts about koshkah15. According to Jewish legend, Noah prayed to God, asking him to protect the food on the ark of the rats. In response, God made the lion sneeze, and out popped a cat.
16. A cat can move at a maximum speed of 50 km / h over short distances.

17. The cat may bounce to a height of 5 times larger than its own growth.
18. Cats rub against the people not only of the affection, but also to mark territory scent glands located around the muzzle. Also, the smell of cat isolated area near the tail and feet.
19. Scientists do not know exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs vibrating vocal cords, located deep in the throat. For this throat muscles open and close the passage of air about 25 times per second.
20. In ancient Egypt, when a domestic cat died, the family shaved their eyebrows and mourned her. They also performed the funeral, during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed and placed in the family tomb in the cemetery or for the animals with tiny mummies mice.

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