Hi buddy! Do you have cats?
If you have, you will pay attention to their behavior, which is sometimes funny and adorable.
This one animal has some unique facts. One of them is that they cannot taste sweetness.
Cats, also known as domestic cats or house cats, are a type of carnivorous mammal from the Felidae family.
Here we summarize some unique facts about cats.
- Cats Can't Taste Sweets
Every mammal has a gene that allows them to taste sweetness. The sweet taste can be felt through receptors located at the ends of the taste cells. The cells are named T1R2 and T1R3.
But cats cannot taste sweetness. This happens because their receptors do not work well, especially on the T1R2 receptor. And this is why they can't taste sweetness.
- Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping
If you have a cat, you will often see your cat sleeping rather than playing.
It turns out that cats can sleep for a very long time. Cats can sleep 15 to 20 hours a day. This is because they need the energy to hunt.
Cats are still related to tigers and lions. This is also what causes them to like hunting.
- Cats Have the Same 95.6% Genes as Tigers
A study proved that domestic cats and tigers share 95.6% of the same genes.
This is also what makes their nature almost similar to tigers, namely, they like to sniff, stalk, and pounce on their prey.
- Cats Can Run Very Fast
You may also not infrequently see your cat running around. Usually, they run to avoid threats and things that are dangerous to them.
Cats can run at a speed of 30 mph. If converted to km / h is 48 km / h. This speed is equivalent to a medium-speed motorcycle.
- The Oldest Cat Is 30 Years Old
Cat in Austin, Texas, USA 30 years 3 days old. This is equivalent to a human lifespan of about 90 years. You could say this cat is an old man.
This cat is named Créme Puff. Lived from 1967 to 2005.