I’ve been writing lots lately — more on that later, perhaps — but, for now, here’s some number fun for the kiddies:
A cat’s vision is about this many times better than yours.
The length in centimetres of the longest whisker on a cat.
The record is held by Missi, a Main Coon from Finland.
The record-breaking number of kittens born from one mama cat called Dusty.
The number of years ago that domestic cats, or house cats, first appeared.
The number of ancient cat mummies discovered in a large tomb in Egypt.
The number of kittens that a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce in 7 years — FALSE — this is a myth.
The approximate number of pet cats in Canada in 2006.
Challenge: Can you find another six-digit number that relates to cats?
© Jill Bryant, 2012
Check out this video by an MIT professor that shows the physics behind cats lapping milk: