The feline bosses here at Cat Oddities have compiled a list of cat facts... they feel this list should prove why cats should be at the top of the food chain and show their superior intelligence.
  Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to human's 6 muscles each). A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees.
  The cat's clavicle, or collarbone, does not connect with other bones; which allows them to fit through any opening the size of their head.
  A cat has 230 bones, with 30 vertebrae; humans have 206 bones with 33 vertebrae. A dog has 31 vertebrae.
  Cats and humans have the same regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
  Cats have a much more broad range of hearing compared to human and even dogs. See the chart below to see how a cat's hearing measures up to other animal species (ranges are approximates).
Cats   45 - 64,000 Hz
Beluga Whale   1,000 - 123,000 Hz
Humans   64 - 23,000 Hz
Cow   23 - 35,000 Hz
Dogs   67 - 45,000 Hz
Elephant   16 - 12,000 Hz
Mouse   1,000 - 91,000 Hz
Porpoise   75 - 150,000 Hz
Rabbit   360 - 42,000 Hz
Catfish   50 - 4,000 Hz
Gerbil   100 - 60,000 Hz
Bullfrog   100 - 3,000 Hz
Guinea Pig   54 - 50,000 Hz
Tree Frog   50 - 4,000 Hz
Ferret   16 - 44,000 Hz
Chicken   125 - 2,000 Hz
Parakeet   200 - 8,500 Hz
Sheep   100 - 30,000 Hz
Rat   200 - 76,000 Hz
Horse   55 - 33,500 Hz
Canary   250 - 8,000 Hz
Raccoon   100 - 40,000 Hz
Cockatiel   250 - 8,000 Hz
Opossum   500 - 64,000 Hz
Hedgehog   250 - 45,000 Hz
Bat   2,000 - 110,000 Hz
Chinchilla   90 - 22,800 Hz
Tuna   50 - 1,100 Hz
Goldfish   20 - 3,000 Hz
Owl   200 - 12,000 Hz
 
Frequencies of other items
25 and 50 Hz
  The range of a typical domestic cat's purring.
16000 to 22000 Hz
  The rage of a typical dog whistle.
200 - 8000 Hz
  The rage of typical human speech.
 
Cats respond better to women than to men, possibly due to the fact that women's voices have a higher pitch.
When a cat rubs up against you, they are marking you as "theirs" with their scent.  If your cat pushes his face against your head (head butt), it is a sign of acceptance and affection.
Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat-flap door.
  Some studies have shown that cats can see the colors blue and green.
  A cat's field of vision is 185 degrees; a human's is 180 degrees.
  A cat has about 70 million olfactory cells whereas a human has about 10 million; a dog has about 200 million.
  A cat uses its whiskers for measuring distances. There are 24 whiskers in 4 rows on each side; the upper two rows can move independently of the bottom two rows.
  Adult cats have 30 teeth (12 incisors, 10 premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars), while dogs have 42 and humans have 32.
  Domestic cats purr both when inhaling and exhaling.
  A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
  A cat takes between 20-40 breaths per minute.
  The ancient Egyptians were the first to tame the cat (in about 3000 BC), and used them to control pests.
  Ancient Egyptian family members would shave their eyebrows in mourning when the family cat died.
  In Siam, the cat was so revered that one rode in a chariot at the head of a parade celebrating the new king.
  Cats respond better to names that end in an "ee" sound.
  A female cat will be pregnant for approximately 62 to 65 days from conception to delivery.
  Pure-white cats with blue eyes are often deaf.
  A cat's body temperature is about 102° F.; the same as dogs.  Humans are at 98.6° F.
  A cat's heart beats and average of 195 beats per minute; dogs vary upon their size.  Humans are around 60 to 80 beats per second.
  Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination.
  The Maine Coon cat is America's only natural breed of domestic feline.
  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.
  A cat will tremble or shiver when it is in extreme pain.
  Nearly 10% of a cat's bones are in its tail.  Cats use their tails to maintain balance.
  A cat does not always purr when it is happy and healthy - some cats will purr loudly when they are terrified or in pain.
Scientists have proven that stroking a cat can lower one's blood pressure.
Tuna lacks the nutrient taurine which is required for good feline health. Thus cats should not be fed only tuna.
A cat can jump 5 times its height.
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.
A cat's purr is thought to be a form of "self healing". Studies have shown that the purring will increase bone density and aid with respiratory problems. Doctors are working on a "purr" machine for women with osteoporosis.
Mature cats with no health problems are in deep sleep 15 percent of their lives. They are in light sleep 50 percent of the time. That leaves just 35 percent awake time, or roughly 6-8 hours a day.
In 1987, cats overtook dogs as the number one pet in America.   About 37% of American homes today have at least one cat.
Cats come back to full alertness from the sleep state faster than any other creature.
A cat will spend nearly 30% of their life grooming themselves.
Cat families usually play best in even numbers. Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible.
Cat litter was invented in 1947 when Edward Lowe used it to soak up grease spills in factories.