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!

#1

Cat Fact

nypost Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww so... lovely

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#2

Cat Fact

disneylandcats , Yvonne Arasmih Report

Darth Vader
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if Mickey Mouse knows about this.

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#3

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
3 years ago

A legend!

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#4

Cat Fact

wiki , Kiloueka Report

Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

Good.

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#5

Cat Fact

livescience Report

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, my cat has never done this, so she must think I am awesome!!

Helping Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine hasn't done this either. I don't know if this means she thinks I'm awesome, or that she doesn't give a damn about me!

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Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

So, actually they think they have to care for us, not that we care for them. :/

Ironcat_xox
Community Member
3 years ago

One of the examples that our cats actually own us!!!!

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Bipolar King
Community Member
3 years ago

If only the brought KFC lol

xpurinx
Community Member
3 years ago

Ikr

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Glenna Wheatley
Community Member
3 years ago

I disagree. They think we're the greatest hunters when we come home from the supermarket! We feed them every day. They bring you dead animals as a way of saying, see? I can do my part. Here take this lovely offering as thanks for all the meals you've provided to me!

Tamar de Haan
Community Member
3 years ago

Better yet...my cats beg me for food, so I must be some sort of supercat :-)

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
3 years ago

That's actually not true: they see us eating everyday, they know we can feed ourselves. It's really just a present, a sign of affection

Holly Hofmann
Community Member
3 years ago

One cat will bring me French Fries from the garbage the other brings me socks. They know whats up!

Jen Hines
Community Member
3 years ago

My 2 are insiders, so the only thing they've hunted and killed is when a fly gets in...yuck! But my girl kitty usually will get it and eat it.

The Cappy
Community Member
3 years ago

Or maybe sometimes they don't like the taste of this one and figure you can eat it.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Then the fur baby is just like a human baby!

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Kristen Fanning
Community Member
3 years ago

So my cat thought I was only a halfway crappy cat then, because she would always eat half

Marceline
Community Member
3 years ago

My cats let me have a variety of yummy treats: Mice, lizards, cockroaches, beetles, sparrows, etc..

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years ago

My grandmothers would collect bottle tops instead of mice. Same idea I'm sure

Eva Tóthová
Community Member
3 years ago

real fun starts when they don't kill the mouse and want you to learn to catch it... then it get's trapped under furniture and lives there for months. or when a cat brings a dead bird, leaves it on patterned carpet and you step on it accidentaly in the middle of the night....

adoracat
Community Member
3 years ago

Or the neighbor's cat that I was kind to, she left squirrel heads on the welcome mat for me. I told her she was a very good kitty!

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Marie Anderson
Community Member
3 years ago

mine started with worms now brings in live mice...... !!! preferred the worms ..

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Here, dude, a present. By the way, you need to sleep more, and why don't you just kick yourselves clean, without getting into that horrifying water?

Winter
Community Member
3 years ago

Or Bengal kitten keeps bringing us his toy mouse (stuffed with catnip) and decided to teach us how to play "Fetch" by dropping it on our laps and then waiting for us to throw it. He cases after the toy, and expects us to throw it for him again. He does this for 40 minutes at a time ((after which he's usually so tired he has to have a little nap!) If we *don't* play "Fetch" with him, he sits there looking sad and disappointed, meowing until we get the message/give in and do what he wants. We didn't tech him to do this, *he* taught *us*!

Winter
Community Member
3 years ago

(that should read "Our Bengal kitten - sorry!)

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Jeeves
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat either thinks I'm awesome or is too lazy to do it herself.

Jeeves
Community Member
3 years ago

I think the latter

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Benski Trenkins
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat actually brought me a wild bunny (still alive and unharmed) "Look Human, I found a HUGE mouse!"

Cindy Kruth
Community Member
3 years ago

Then the cat was trying to teach you to hunt!

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Lazar Spičanović
Community Member
3 years ago

NOPE. They do that to show off to us. If what this image is suggesting is true they wouldn't eat the animal they bring. They already know we have food, otherwise they wouldn't ask for it every time I open the front door.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah...our cats are indoor only. When you ask them what they do for a living, all they have to say is, "So? Do you see any mice?" .... There's really nothing you can say to that.

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

My as well, must think I'm awesome

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor Mouse!!!

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

I love rodents so this fact is heartbreaking(especially that picture of the dead mouse) . I hate seeing dead mice lying on the sidewalk that hadn't even been eaten. I know it's the cat's instinct, but still

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

On second thought, though, humans kill innocent rodents too. The cats do it because its their instinct, the humans do it because they are complete #$%# that I would like to poison or decapitate or de-skin so they can understand what they are doing to the poor babies

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StarKitten
Community Member
3 years ago

My mommy cat says she used to do that all the time before she stopped being allowed outside.

Tatum
Community Member
2 months ago

my cat once brought me a dead snake!

AJ Cupples
Community Member
1 year ago

ew but aww

David Raymond Amos
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder if that’s why my ex boyfriend used to bring me toys eh Werner Bock?

Marina Green
Community Member
2 years ago

"Here, you no good human, eat! Don't you starve on me now!! Who is going to clean my litter box??"

Ivy Ruonakoski
Community Member
2 years ago

This is why I don't let my cat loose outside.

'Dave Mulligan
Community Member
2 years ago

No they do it to show you how good they are this is a shit fact and not true in fact none of these are true 😂😂😂

Theresa Ellen Bashford
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat did this for 2 weeks after I came out of hospital after having my son.

Cristina Pereyra
Community Member
2 years ago

True! They think we're hungry!!

KITTIE ANTLE
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat once caught a mouse and put in my dad's chair, when my mom told me the story, I couldn't help but to laugh!

KITTIE ANTLE
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat once caught a mouse and put it in my dads chair! When my mom told my this story, I laughed so hard!

Debi Nikita
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat brought home a roasted chicken leg yesterday morning! Not sure where or who he stole it from!

Kathleen Woodcock
Community Member
3 years ago

I once had a cat that brought live birds into the house. We think she thought the dogs were her not-too-bright children that she was trying to teach how to hunt.

Dianna Haught
Community Member
3 years ago

This isn't why cats bring you dead animals. Wild cats are solitary. But feral domestics live in large family groups with all the adults contributing to feeding the group. When your cat brings you a animal, it's because he feels it's his responsibility to contribute to the family. The "cats think you are crappy cat" was disproven years ago.

marnidarr
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't know if this is listed since this is as far as I have gotten, but here's an additional little note: cats are the only animals that kill for the sake of killing.

Gwenny Todd
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine used to bring me pocket gophers and line them up by the patio door

Babyg Lee Na Lia
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat brought back not for me but as its toy collection

Robert Regensburg
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat usually leaves me large insects. What the hell does she think I am?

Arlene engel
Community Member
3 years ago

I had a cat that used to bring me mice, birds and one time a squirrel. Unfortunately, the squirrel wasn't quite dead yet.

Julie Amstutz
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, I get them ! I don't like the brought into the house! My cat eats just the head....usually!

Mia Rosales
Community Member
3 years ago

a dead cockroach isnt edible

Jim Sterrett
Community Member
3 years ago

my family cat when i was young did this all the time. even moreson of birthdays and holidays. I got the most dead animals so i assumed i was the favorite

Ewelina Pyżyńska
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I the only one who see these sad and hopeless eyes of the mouse :(

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat brought me a squirrel...in my kitchen. I suppose he wanted me to cook it.

Ian Osmond
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not really that -- it's more that they think we're family, and it's their job to share with us, just like it's our job to share with them. I mean, there IS a bit of an expectation there of, "Well, I gave you a bird, so you have to give me the rest of the milk from your cereal".

Aliera Kieron
Community Member
3 years ago

The street cats did that to me :)

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
3 years ago

My cats used to bring in live birds for use, jump on your chest and just drop the birds as a prezzy, then it was up to you to catch them and put them out side again with your moggie's glaring at you for letting your prezzies go.

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

I get frogs all the time.

Adam Bryce
Community Member
3 years ago

kittens do bring their mothers prey to show her their hunting skills, and to be shown how to eat the prey, without choking, i think. so cats may be just doing the same thing for humans as a token of affection - most cats tend to felinize us humans as furless, vertical cats.

Rose Hogue
Community Member
3 years ago

My cats bring me live lizards

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine used to bring in live catch and yowell until I woke up then as soon as I sat up and turned the light on he would drop it for me to chase and catch. He was such a good trainer I learned to lock the cat door at night.

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

No they don't. This is NOT why cats bring "gifts" to their owners. They are doing just that, bringing a "gift" to the person who feeds them, loves them, and so forth. It's their way of saying "thank you." Who told you that crazy idea anyway?

Kris Keplinger
Community Member
3 years ago

My 5lb cat Emmy is known for bringing home birds. She has been going out for about a year now and she has brought home at least 5 so far

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

I just love this fact, since I feed mine because I love them, they try to feed me because they love me back!

Sue Rogers
Community Member
3 years ago

One of mine brought me a beheaded squirrel once. EWWWW............

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

My cats bring them in alive, it's up to us what we do with them when they're doing a dance in front of the TV the mice that is, not the cats !!

Eva Duspivová
Community Member
3 years ago

:D

Berna
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok if it's not a native animal

pajd
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes. We had a beautiful cat who obviously thought we were incapable of feeding ourselves. A rabbit a day and the odd mouse racing round the house!

Kyan De Catfish
Community Member
3 years ago

Very true. Us catz will give u guys this, and you throw it away! 5 hours of trying to catch mickey mouse...

Linsday Dennis Durán Cerezo
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat brings me dead animals everyday... now that I know why, I must be his very useless cat

Sonia Rhea
Community Member
3 years ago

Our cat left us a dead bird, a sparrow, all in one piece, no bites, no blood - but dead - right in the middle of our bed.....

Sonia Rhea
Community Member
3 years ago

broken neck though :(

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Sunniva Jønsson
Community Member
3 years ago

Well my cat just behead the mice she find in the house.... so we come home to a beheaded mouse with blood all over on the floor ._.

Susan Carroll
Community Member
3 years ago

Our cat would bring live mice into the house to release at our teen son's feet! She wanted to teach them how to provide for themselves!

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
3 years ago

We have to watch the office mascot cat closely during the summer. So far he has gifted us with 3 garter snakes, a mole, and a newly molted cicada.

Bonnie Barnard
Community Member
3 years ago

And trying to feed you. lol.

Eileen Burns
Community Member
3 years ago

It's true, I am a crappy cat and I can't hunt mice to save my life.

Stinkypie Ticklebum
Community Member
3 years ago

...and why I use the expression 'lay him on the mat' to describe my niece bringing her new boyfriend over to meet me...😽

Nadiah Ghina
Community Member
3 years ago

but, but, but we give you foood

Tony Cabré
Community Member
3 years ago

My dogs wouldn't stop doing that to me with mice and birds

Julie Massingham
Community Member
3 years ago

What total rubbish.

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#6

Cat Fact

petful , missingamitten Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#7

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes sense...

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#8

Cat Fact

snopes , Subway-M Report

Olivia W
Community Member
3 years ago

Jesus Christ

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#9

Cat Fact

PINKMINT PUBLICATIONS , damiesemm Report

Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

Cuz cats are too stubborn. You won't learn them anything.

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#10

Cat Fact

purr-n-fur Report

Monika Przymuszala
Community Member
3 years ago

Sounds like fun.

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#11

Cat Fact

latimes , Koko Report

Olivia W
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah

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#12

Cat Fact

Saito, A. & Shinozuka, K. Anim Cogn Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#13

Cat Fact

nejm Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

Angel of death.

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#14

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Rinn
Community Member
3 years ago

Um... Of course.. Its a mouser

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#15

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#16

Cat Fact

catster Report

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

This is an excellent idea.

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#17

Cat Fact

wiki , Robert Sijka Report

Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay, so those cats both became twice as old as mine (17), because of a weird, uncatlike diet?!

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#18

Cat Fact

nps Report

Hamilton Bubbub
Community Member
3 years ago

Another reason to love Lincoln

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#19

Cat Fact

wikia Report

Dinetk
Community Member
3 years ago

Upstaging Marlon Brando... wow

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#20

Cat Fact

medicalnewstoday Report

Olivia W
Community Member
3 years ago

How? From the cat's love?

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#21

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Olivia W
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow cat's can really predict things happening,

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#22

Cat Fact

wiki , Alamy Report

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#23

Cat Fact

psychologytoday Report

Kati
Community Member
3 years ago

that's why they're selfish and mean XD

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#24

Cat Fact

realmofhistory Report

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

That's dirty pool

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#25

Cat Fact

Guinness World Records Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

He can purr me right to sleep. A purring cat is the most soothing thing in the world.

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#26

Cat Fact

theguardian Report

Dinetk
Community Member
3 years ago

New task for my two cats

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#27

Cat Fact

wiki , Imperial War Museums Report

Irene Bocardo Reina
Community Member
3 years ago

well, his feet are white

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#28

Cat Fact

theage Report

rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

oh the irony

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#29

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Anastasia B
Community Member
3 years ago

Lykoi in greek literally means wolfs

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#30

Cat Fact

presidentialpetmuseum Report

Hamilton Bubbub
Community Member
3 years ago

FAVORITE PRESIDENT EVER

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#31

Cat Fact

wiki , The Asahi Shimbun Report

Darth Vader
Community Member
3 years ago

My heaven

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#32

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

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#33

Cat Fact

guinnessworldrecords , Steven Senne Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

You go cat!

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#34

Cat Fact

care2 Report

Darth Vader
Community Member
3 years ago

I must be a cat

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#35

Cat Fact

wiki Report

rainstarr
Community Member
3 years ago

WHAT?!

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#36

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#37

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#38

Cat Fact

Deborah L. Wells, Sarah Millsopp Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

I have two cats (male and female) and neither of them uses one paw more then the other, as stated above :| When is it noticeable? Anyone knows?

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#39

Cat Fact

petfinder Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

Yup

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#40

Cat Fact

humanesociety Report

Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

Hooman is MINE!

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#41

Cat Fact

lifewithcats , cobythecat Report

Valentina
Community Member
3 years ago

100% of them are awesome.

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#42

Cat Fact

livescience Report

Hikari
Community Member
3 years ago

Not all snakes have vertical pupils, though

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#43

Cat Fact

realclearscience Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

Meatinovicarionas... ??????

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#44

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

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And to my bff, good. They gave her money!

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#45

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Kati
Community Member
3 years ago

/kot/ in polish!

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#46

Cat Fact

guinnessworldrecords Report

Irene Bocardo Reina
Community Member
3 years ago

this cat needs a better name

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#47

Cat Fact

wiki Report

Kati
Community Member
3 years ago

and yet she's still not amused

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#48

Cat Fact

humanesociety Report

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Yup. Horrible that people would do this.

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#49

Cat Fact

thevetpractice , Robert W. Howington Report

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#50

Cat Fact

guinnessworldrecords Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor momma cat though

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