- The record, from 2005, for the longest cat whisker measured 7.5 inches. The record-holder is Missi,
a Maine coon owned by Kaija Kyllönen of Finland.
- Cats are born with blue eyes. Their color changes at approximately 12 weeks of age.
- Cats can jump between five and seven times as high as their tails.
- Cats use their whiskers to tell if a space is big enough for them to enter.
- In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was punishable by death.
- Sir Isaac Newton is credited for inventing the cat door.
- Approximately 30% of a cat's waking hours are spent on grooming.
- A cat can pivot its ears 180 degrees.
- In proportion to body mass, a cat’s eyes are the largest of any mammal.
Sources: Guinness World Records, Facts-About-Cats.com and Suite101.com