True Facts About Cats

Published November 9, 2019

Rumble In "True Facts About Cats" you will be presented weird and non-cliche facts about one of the most popular pets in the world. This is "True Facts About Cats".

The name of the funny cartoon character "Felix the Cat" derived from "Felis catus" the scientific name for the cat given by the Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

Researchers have concluded based on genetic material that the cat is originally from the Middle East, namely Iraq, not a surprise. This is also the land of the earliest known civilization. Researchers also discovered that the cat is a close relative of the wild cat (Felis sylvestris lybica).

According to scientists and historians, the wild cat lived along the Nile, attracted by mice. The wild cat became loved because it killed the rodents that destroyed the crop of the farmers. As a result, the Egyptians gave the cat a divine status and called the divine cat "Miw". Now you know the origin of "Miauw".

Around 900 BC the first evidence can be found of the domesticated cat in Europe. Roman emperors were given cats as a gift. Gradually people of normal origin started to keep cats. In Europe and Asia, the domestic cat were mixed with native wild cats, creating all kinds of cat breeds as we know them today.

The cat did not always had a celebrity status. Just like women with red hair, the cat, and cat worshipers, was seen as a devil witch. This delusional idea came from Pope Innocent VII. The Vatican ordered that cats should be burned.

Today, the cat is a delicacy in China. In Europe they eat KitKat and in America the cat is like a teddy bear. Just a joke, except for that China part.

Cats have those cute big eyes, in the Netherlands they say "Grote Klote Ogen".

This is how you see the world and that's how the cat sees it. The cat is color blind except for yellow and blue.

Both humans and cats depend on the back layer of the eye, which is called the retina, there's where the magic happen. The retina is made up, in part, of nerve cells that convert color and light into electronic messages send to the brain. There are two types of cells: rods and cones. Rods are very sensitive to light, though they are not used in color vision. Cones on the other hand are not very sensitive to light but are used in color vision. Because cats have more rods than humans, they use these light-sensitive cells to see in even very dim light. Cats have fewer cones than humans, they cannot distinguish between colors the way you can.

The reason why the eyes give light in the dark has to do with the layer behind the Retina namely the Tapetum Lucidum. It has a mirror-like effect whereby light reflect back to the Retina so that the cells can transmit this to the brain, but it happens that the light returns shoots straight to the pupil, giving you a scary effect, which is cool for Halloween.

In 1987 the Americans did a study about a cat that fell 32 floors from an apartment. The reason that the cat survived this fall with just a broken tooth and a collapsed lung has a scientific explanation. This has nothing to do with the tail because if you do that with a dog, the dog is hamburger. The body surface weight ratio ensures that their body have less pressure to handle when they land because the force is distributed over a larger area. In the still by still frame you can see that the cat has very good reflection. Because the cat has largely spent in the tree during the evolution the cat has developed in such a way that they have a sixth sense where the ground is and immediately respond to it when they fall. The moment they fall, they retract like a shrimp. Then comes the exorcist story: The upper body makes almost a 180-degree turn and then the lower body. The "Look I'm stressed body language" helps him reduce speed and when they land it works as shock absorber.

In the past when I was very young, last year, I thought that the Whiskers near the eyes and snout was used during the carnival but cats don't celebrate carnival. Regardless of the cats being able to see very well in the dark, the whiskers are a very important part for hunting and moving in the dark. The root consists of two layers, in between is a tube filled with blood is triggered at the slightest vibration, cells transmit signals to the brain. It forms protection for sensitive body parts such as the eye and the cat's nose. The cat is expressing emotion, pleasure or pain when doing this (purring)

Cats have 200 million odor sensitive cells in their nose, humans have only 5 million. When a cat put their tail in the air they allow other cats smell their ass. Ass smell is a polite way to say hi. Because a cats smell is 14 more times sensitive than humans it must be a hell of an experience to greet a cat.

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