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41) Why do cats lick themselves?

Cats lick themselves for many reasons, including for comfort, to reduce body odor so they won't be detected by predators, to evenly distributed natural oils, to stimulate blood flow, and to keep wounds clean.

42) How far can a cat fall without dying?

It's quite possible for a cat to survive at its terminal velocity of 60 miles per hour, as demonstrated by a study done on 132 cats falling an average of 5.5 stories, published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 90% survived, albeit many requiring medical attention. A cat in Boston, Massachusetts survived a fall from a 19-story window with only a bruised chest, and there are documented cases of cats falling from the 32nd story of New York skyscrapers and surviving. Landing unscathed, however, is far from guaranteed.

43) Who was the first cartoon cat?

Felix the Cat, with his bag of tricks, is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history.

44) How many colors of Ocicat are approved by most registries?

The Ocicat is an all-domestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool. There are twelve colors approved by most registries, including tawny, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lavender, fawn, black silver, chocolate silver, cinnamon silver, blue silver, lavender silver and fawn silver.

45) What is the earliest known ancestor of the modern cat?

Proailurus (meaning "first cat") is an extinct carnivoran felid that lived in Europe and Asia approximately 25 million years ago. A small animal, just a little larger than a domestic cat, it weighed about 20 lbs. and had a long tail, large eyes and sharp claws and teeth.

46) Where do cats have most of their sweat glands?

Cats sweat mostly through their paws. A frightened cat may even leave a trail of wet footprints on the ground. However, because paws have too small a surface area to do much cooling, cats have developed additional strategies for coping with heat

47) What causes cat allergies?

Cat allergies can be caused by several allergens, most often cat dander (dead skin), dried saliva, and urine.

48) What was the punishment for smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt?

Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was a serious crime punishable by death. Court records show that armies were occasionally dispatched to rescue the kidnapped felines and bring them home to Egypt.

49) What is a female cat called?

A female cat is called a queen or a molly.

50) How many muscles does a cat have in each ear?

Thirty-two individual muscles in each ear allow a cat to rotate its ears 180 degrees.