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      The cat has 500 skeletal muscles (humans have 650). 

      Most cats do not have eyelashes. 

      It may take as long as 2 weeks for a kitten to be able to hear well. Their eyes usually open between 7 and 10 days, but sometimes it happens in as little as 2 days. 

      A cat has a total of 24 whiskers, 4 rows of whiskers on each side. The upper two rows can move independently of the bottom two rows. A cat uses its whiskers for measuring distances.

      Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run.

      A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.

      Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination. 

      Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bred; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.

      If a cat is frightened, put your hand over its eyes and forehead, or let him bury his head in your armpit to help calm him.

      The average life span of an outdoor-only (feral and non-feral) is about 3 years; an indoor-only cat can live 16 years and longer. Some cats have been documented to have a longevity of 34 years. 

       A steady diet of dog food may cause blindness in your cat - it lacks taurine.

      Six-toed kittens are so common in Boston and surrounding areas of Massachusetts that experts consider it an established mutation. 

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