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Funny & Interesting Cat Facts - 67

Cats have lived amongst humans for anywhere between 3500 to 8000 years, being used for pest control, hunting, and companionship. Domestic cats are still fully capable of living in the wild.


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A cat's whiskers, called vibrissae, grow on the cat's face as well as the backs of its forelegs. The whiskers are thought to be a kind of radar, which helps a cat gauge the space it intends to walk through. By the way, if a cat's whiskers are cut off for any reason, they will grow back.


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Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of it's nose. 


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Longest cat whiskers
The record for the longest whisker on a cat measured 19 cm (7.5 in) and belongs to Missi, a Maine coon who lives with her owner, Kaija Kyllönen. The whiskers were measured in Finland on December 22, 2005


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The cat's clavicle, or collarbone, does not connect with other bones but is buried in the muscles of the shoulder region. This lack of a functioning collarbone allows them to fit through any opening the size of their head.



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