Indoor cats can live into their teens or even longer, provided they receive routine vaccinations and regular veterinarian checkups. The average life span of an indoor cat is 12 to 15 years. Outdoors cats do not live nearly as long as indoor cats.
In 1963, France sent a cat to space. The cat, named Felicette (or Astrocat), was fitted with electrodes in her brain that sent neurological signals from space back to Earth.
If you’ve ever seen a startled cat, you know how high they can jump. A cat is able to jump five times its height in a single bound!
Cats are extremely flexible, in part because their backs have as many as 53 loose vertebrae. In contrast, human spines have just 34. Their flexibility is obvious when sleeping curled into a tight ball.