Since I know that several of you are cat lovers, including myself, I thought it would be interesting to have a little cat trivia on here. So here it is...enjoy!
Cats in History
The first true cats were found 12 million years ago, at the start of the Pliocene Period.
The first tamed cats were used for pest control, probably around 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt.
The oldest known fossilized record that has a similarity to today's cats has been aged as 12 million years old.
The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat, which still exists today.
In ancient Egypt, entire families would shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.
The Ancient Egyptian word for cat was mau, which means "to see."
In ancient Egypt, cats were mummified; and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs.
Morris, the 9-Lives cat, was discovered at an animal shelter in New England.
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats. Julius Caesar, Henry II, Charles XI, and Napoleon all suffered from this and would nearly faint in the presence of a cat.
Nostradamus the French Astrologer, 1503-1566, had a cat named Grimalkin.
Domestic Cat Trivia
A group of cats is called a clowder of cats.
A group of kittens is called a kindle of kittens.
Cats sleep about fourteen hours a day.
There are about 100 breeds of cats.
There is no mention of cats or rats in the Bible.
Cats respond better to women than men. One reason this might be is that women have higher pitched voices than men.
Black cat superstitions originated in America. In Asia and England, a black cat is considered lucky.
Now I don't know about you, but I am ready for some fresh coffee. Want to join me...?