Tuesday Totally useless bit of information – Cool Cat Facts

Murphy a.k.a The Murph

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear, we only have 6 muscles each.

A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees and can turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog.

Blue eyed,pure white cats are frequently deaf.

Cats can judge within 3 inches the precise location of a sound being made 1 yard away. A cat has a total of 24 whiskers, 4 rows of whiskers on each side.  The upper tow rows can move independently of the bottom two rows.

Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, about 26 cycles per second.

Cats walk on their toes.  Cats can be right-pawed or left-pawed.

Six – toed kittens are so common in Boston and surrounding areas of Massachusetts that experts consider it an established mutation. 

The cat appears to be the only domestic companion animal not mentioned in the Bible.

However…..That depends on the Bible one uses.  The word “cats” does appear in the Catholic Bible.

A Catholic Bible has 73 books:  46 in the Old Testament and  7 in the New Testament,
The seven books that are in the Catholic Old Testament “the deuterocanonical books”.
Some refer to them as “apocryphal books”. One of these seven is BARUCH.
The one and only verse that refers to cats in the Catholic Bible is to be found in Baruch
It reads as follows:
“Bats and swallows alight on their bodies and on their heads; and cats as well as birds.” (Baruch 6,21)

 
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