22 Random Facts About Cats


Cats are an interesting bunch; there is no doubt about that. They have their own little idiosyncrasies that make them far more interesting than any other pet that you might keep. Some of these quirky facts are common knowledge, while there are also those most people haven’t heard about.

Today, we will be looking at the craziest 22 feline facts that most people don’t know about, even among cat lovers and cat owners. Some are bizarre, some are scary, some are unreal. They are all interesting.

1. The Best Mouser Killed Almost 30,000 Mice

While today’s cats are nowhere near as active and as hunting-prone as their ancestors, they can still turn into mouse-killing machines if trained and left to do what their instincts tell them to. For instance, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and Disneyland still use cats to take care of their mice and rat problems.

The best mouser cat, however, patrolled the Famous Grouse whisky distillery in Crieff, Scotland. Her name was Towser and in her almost-24 years, she killed around 29,000 mice. This was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The long-haired tortoiseshell truly took care of the mice situation for decades, keeping the distillery mice-free using her superior hunting skills.

Her successor, Amber, was not as successful. Not even close. Despite having almost the same-length tenure, she managed to kill zero mice. Not a single mouse. Zilch. Nada.

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