Cats Don't Always Land on Their Feet: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the Cat World

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Conari Press, Jun 1, 2002 - Humor - 224 pages
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Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection. For example, cats use at least a hundred different sounds to communicate and can pronounce thirteen vowel sounds and seven or eight consonant sounds; housecats typically blink twice a minute; and in ancient Egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death!
  

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Contents

Cats Through History
1
Notables Top Cats
21
Catty Words
31
Ailurophiles
41
Ailurophobes
49
Cats by the Numbers
55
Cat Curiosities
63
Cats fo Show
75
We Put the Cat in Communicate?
129
Old Cat Tales
135
Catalog of Cat Parts
145
Life in a Cat House
169
Sex Kittens
181
Playing the Cat Skills
187
Good Advice
195
Acknowledgments
203

Felines Nothing More Than Felines
91
Your Housecats Scary Cousins
101
Cats Culture
117
Selected References
205
About the Authors
209
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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their "This Day in History" nationally-syndicated column.

Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the authors of twenty books, and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves, How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, and The Couch Potato's Guide to Life. As info-mavens and pop-culture commentators, they have written articles for many major periodicals and generated 30,000 questions for trivia games. They live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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