1. A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt.
2. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.
3. Cats and humans have nearly identical sections of the brain that control emotion.
4. There are 45 Hemingway cats living at the author’s former home in Key West, Fla.
5. Abraham Lincoln kept four cats in the White House.
6. When asked if her husband had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln is said to have replied “cats.”
7. Cats have a longer-term memory than dogs, especially when they learn by actually doing rather than simply seeing.