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Did you know that a physicist once made his cat the co-author of his paper because he'd accidentally written "we" instead of "I" throughout his work and couldn't be bothered to change it? Also, believe it or not, the British Government has a position called "Chief Mouser To The Cabinet Office" that can only be assigned to a cat. And although this may not surprise you, a study once proved that cats are more than capable of recognizing their owner's voices, but simply choose to ignore it. Scroll down for more entertaining facts about cats, compiled by Bored Panda. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can also calm cats down by shutting and opening your eyes very slowly while maintaining eye contact, of course. It might be helpful when our furry friend is in stress for some reason.

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The Cappy
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And they also need to report those people to the local authorities, who should wait a couple of weeks and go to your house to see if you ended up adopting a cat. If you only every tried to adopt a black cat right before Halloween, and you didn't own a cat afterwards, and you never showed an inclination to own a cat later, you need seriously to go on some kind of watch list.

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As long as the servants do what they're supposed to do, there's no need for the Master to keep communicating. ;O

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Sunzilla
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would have a lot less cat conversations if my cat just used words instead of meowing... A meow and a death stare could mean anything...

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Spinaap
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hmm, job description: "cat lady, little bit crazy advised".

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Christopher Bech Jensen
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please don't breed cats for a look. Well mixed genes means healthy cats. If there is 18 links of stray, backyard, runt of the litter, and general fuss-ball I'm happy, as is the cat.

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Cat Meow
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why was this cat not an option to run for President last year? I am 100% certain, they'd be doing a much better job

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Cherie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The purr is good for the humans who pet them too! I read somewhere that the frequency of a housecat's purr is roughly the same as a diesel engine (Thank God isn't as loud...)

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Emily Fraser
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And I own an Egyptian mau, the fastest domestic cat! 🐈 🏃‍♀️🏃

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Lemur
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My cat also does that when he is sleeping on me. It causes to let me also fall asleep. ^‿^

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Cat Meow
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just looking at their teeth should tell everyone that cats cannot live off of a vegetarian diet..

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Asami Yasumoto
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We Japanese say that it's a sign of bad luck when black cat across infront of you..I love black cats though!

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Darth Vader
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And if you do this to your cat, you are a disease to this planet and you need to be terminated.

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thevetpractice , Robert W. Howington Report

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Sunzilla
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This happened to my first cat. Until his hair started falling out... no more tuna for Charmsie...

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Viktoria Vida
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh well my cat throws a tantrum if he doesn't get some milk from time to time.

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Rebecca Szpara
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is incorrect. There have been at least a dozen species of cats that have gone extinct, even in the last 100 years. Leopard, lion and tiger subspecies have been obliterated by humans.

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Troux
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think there are more dog owners, and it's a small number of crazy cat ladies bringing the total up!

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...I wish mines could also learn to open a window after expressing such amiable sign of comfort.

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vcahospitals , wofflestomp Report

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Sunzilla
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, hence my first tetanus shot when my hand swelled up like a golf ball...

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Erin Hill
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yet my cat apparently can't hear me when I tell her to stop smacking her lips when licking herself. I swear, you can hear her from across the house!

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Tiari
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1 story is seriously 10 meters/32 feet high in the US? I think there is a mistake in the measurements ;)

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Zenozenobee
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember of a news, may be ten years ago. Gendarmes found out that a travelling circus was feeding their lion with cats and dogs they stole in the villages where they settled.

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