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because people speak English
I just realised that there are a lot of idioms relating to dogs after I had written a blog about dogs. It does not seem fair, right? LOL. So I make my mission to write things about cats, and of course, only the great and wonderful things. LOL
Did You Know?
1. Fun Facts about Cats
Did you know that there are many fun facts about cats that most of us did not know. I would like to share some of them, and the rest you can search them yourselves. LOL. Well, maybe you can click this link to read some of them.
b. As many of you already know that cats love to sleep. There's nothing new in there, right? But did you know that on average a cat sleep 2/3 of a day. So, for three year old cat, on average it only awakes for one year. LOL. Well, before you guys say that it is a proof that a cat is lazy, just to let you know one of the reasons why a kitten sleeps so much is because a growth hormone is released when it sleeps.
c. Based on some source, it was said that a cat's brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog's brain. The region of brain that is responsible for emotions are similar for both cats and human.
d. The myth that dog's hearing is better than a cat, is totally untrue. It's a scientifically proven that the hearing of cats is better than a dog. A well known story about how the Holland's embassy in Moscow, Russia discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies because two Siamese cats kept on meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. This was because the cats heard the microphones when they turned on.
e. Not to be outnumbered (pun intended in here), a commemorative tower for a cat named Towser was built in Scotland because she caught about 28,899 mice (don't ask me who on Earth count those number of mice). In fact the Guinness World Record recognised her contribution on eliminating the population of rats.
2. Cat's Age in Relation to Human
Similar to dog's statement that a year in a dog is equivalent to seven years in human age, it is said that a year in a cat is equivalent to seven years in human age. However, this statement is also incorrect. Because, cat lives longer than dog, as an average. Cats grow faster when they are young, and then they age slower when they are getting older.
This is a basic table of cat's age in relation to human
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And, just to let you know, dog is not only one which has it's own age conversion calculator, but cat too. Click on this cat age conversion calculator to check your cat age in relation to you.
3. Cats' Idioms and Expressions
I want to share with you some more popular idioms and expression in relation to cats.
a. Curiosity killed a cat
This is one of the most popular expressions with regards to cats. I don't know why people like to kill a cute and curious cat, but there you go. LOL. Anyway, the meaning of the expression is basically a warning that being too inquisitive is likely to get you into trouble.
b. Has a cat got your tongue?
This is normally an idiom posed to someone who remains silent when in fact (s)he should be speaking.
c. No room to swing a cat
Who is that cruel person that wants to swing a cat? Tsk tsk tsk. This expression simply means a confined space, (I think the person who coined this expression really have a fat cat, LOL)
d. Put a cat among the pigeons
I think if you put a cat among the pigeons, the cat will think it has died and gone to Heaven. LOL. But in actual fact, this saying is used to describe something controversial.
I am sure some of you can come up with more idioms and expressions relating to cats. So, please, share them in here.
And finally, all of you have to admit that it is a universal truth that cat is really a cute animal. LOL.
Other Did You Know Series :-
1. Did You Know?; 2. Did You Know - Continuation; 3. Did You Know - Another Continuation; 4. Did You Know - Not Another Continuation!; 5. Did You Know - Gosh! Will it never ends?; 6. Did You Know - Oh No! Not Another One!; 7. Did You Know? - Here Comes Another One!; 8. Did You Know? - Another One?; 9. Did You Know? - One, Two, Eighty Six?; 10. Did You Know? - Punishment? OMG!; 11. Did You Know? - John Has it All?; 12. Did You Know? - Is this a Swan Song?; 13. Did You Know? - It's All in the Myth!; 14. Did You Know? - This is Random, 15. Did You Know? - It's a Dog's World
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