The munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat that has super short legs and is known for hiding shiny objects. So keep your valuables from this kitty!
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Most cats that have all-white fur and blue eyes are deaf.
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A great sense of balance and flexible backbones allow cats to twist their bodies to right themselves while falling.
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A startled cat can run as fast as 30 miles an hour (48 kmh). That’s slightly speedier than the fastest human sprinter.
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Cats have extra rods, or cells that respond to dim light, in their eyes that allow them to sense motion in low light better than humans can.
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Domestic cats, like their wild relatives, are natural hunters that stalk and pounce on their prey—even if it’s just a toy mouse.
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Cats normally have five front toes and four back toes, but polydactyl (pah-lee-DAK-til) cats can have two or more extra toes per paw.
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The pattern of tiny bumps and ridges on a cat’s nose is unique to each cat, just like a human’s fingerprint.
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A cat can jump up to five times its own height. That’d be like you jumping as high as a two-story building!
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Cats spend about two-thirds of their day sleeping. That means a six-year-old cat has been awake for only about two years of its life!
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A circus troupe of well-trained cats is touring the United States—proof that the famously stubborn domestic house cat can indeed learn new tricks.