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15 Mind-Blowing Cat Facts You Need To Know

Even the most knowledgeable cat fan will find a surprise or two here.

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Dogs are of course man's best friend, but what about cats?

According to recent studies, 24% of 10,000 adults surveyed in the UK own a pet cat, just 2% fewer than that who own a pet dog. Despite that, there are actually an approximate 10.9 million pet cats, meaning there are 1 million more pet cats than dogs.

When it comes to owning a pet, it could be said it's far easier to own a cat. After all, they're extremely picky on keeping themselves clean, whereas it won't take much for a dog to cover itself in mud and dirt. In addition, owners shouldn't feel guilty about leaving their cats behind, such as when they go out to work, as they're known to have a sleep pattern that many, many humans could only dream of having.

Even though there are more cats on the go than there are dogs, there's still so much we don't know about our furry friends. For example, did you know that a cat was once elected as an actual mayor? And that another was blasted into space?

Read on to find out more interesting cat facts that will make you the talk of the party.

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A fan of professional wrestling since he was seven years old, Adam has since gone on to write 1,000+ articles about the topic for both WhatCulture and a host of other outlets, mixed in with a dash of television and gaming articles here and there. All dog pictures should be directed to @AdamMorrison40 on Twitter.