Interesting facts about CATS that you did not know

In the world lives 600 million cats. Dexterous and cunning. Is it true that the cat's purr will help us send astronauts to distant space? They experienced a fall from the 32nd floor. They hear 2 octaves more than you. 15% of all network traffic is occupied by video with cats. How do domestic cats scratch out their place at the very top of our attention? Did we choose them, or did they choose us?

Because of the cats entire populations of birds suffered. Studies conducted in 2010 by the University of Nebraska have shown that cats are responsible for the extinction of at least 33 species of birds. In the US alone, 3.7 billion birds die from cats. Well they become the prey. Cats are the most dangerous predators. 

All cats purr. Why? Cat rumbling is associated with joy and pleasure. But sometimes the opposite is true: cats purr when they are in pain, and also before death. In general, this rumbling is much more important than we might think.

Feline rumbling has healing properties. Cats purr at a frequency of 25 oscillations per second. A study at the Davis Institute showed that vibrations at such a frequency strengthen bones and help animals and people to recover.

Astronauts suffer from loss of bone density due to prolonged stay in a confined space. Some scientists believe that the vibrations at the above frequency will help strengthen the bones and reduce the damage from atrophy during long journeys. Can a rumbling one day help send a man to mars? 

4000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians respected cats so much that they mummified them so that animals could more easily pass into the afterlife. Killing a cat was a death penalty. When the cat died a natural death, the whole family shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning. 

Cat superpowers. To see domestic cats need 6 times less light than humans. When we see darkness, they see everything. Cats also have excellent hearing, better than dogs. They distinguish sounds up to 85,000 Hz. The cat's sense of smell is 14 times ours, with their nose they learn the most interesting things. 

From this smell cats can fall into a trance catnip. It contains organic compound - nepetalactone. Scientists believe that it mimics feline pheromones. The effect is noticeable even in big cats. From her exposure, some are irritated, others calm down, some jump, trying to catch an imaginary object, others are sitting and drooling.

By the way, catnip can be useful to us. According to studies, it is 10 times more potent than diethyltoluamide (the active principle of the repellent "DETA"). And the mosquitoes are blown away.

Interesting facts about cats. Cats are amazing manipulators. There is an old English saying: according to the cat, everything belongs to her, including us. And, yes, adult cats meow only with people. The kittens meow to be fed by the mother, but when the cat grows up, all the meows are addressed to us. For example, a hungry meow. This is both “meow” and “mur” at the same time - a very complex sound, imitating the crying of a child, and we cannot ignore this sound. 

But cats can control us in a completely different way. Perhaps cats affect your brain directly. Meet Toxoplasma gondii, or the mouse parasite controlling the mind.

Usually, when a mouse catches a cat, the mouse run away, but mice with this parasite may behave the opposite. The problem is that along with the mouse, the cat eats the parasite, and it can get to us through dirty trays or soil.

What are the consequences for us? Delayed reaction, carelessness in men and excessive tidiness in women. It may even result in schizophrenia. Fantasy? Not. Toxoplasma carriers are from 30 to 50% of the population! 

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