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Why do they say that cats have 9 lives?


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2009-11-14 09:26:10
2009-11-14 09:26:10

Cats do not really have nine lives however they do have a higher survival rate due to their good sense of hearing. Their hearing enables them to land on all fours a majority of the time. By landing on all fours after falling from great heifghts and escaping with minimal injuries, it has lead people to believe that cats do have nine lives. Cats like all animals and humans have one life, however they have a greater sense of hearing which lead them to survive falls other animals and humans can not.

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No. Cats only have one life. They just say 9 lives because cats are so good at landing on their feet!

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Cats only have 1 life. Only in stories do cats have 9 lives. People used to say that because cats are very athletic and never seem to get hurt. Cats are very smart and recover fast.

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sorry cats do not really have 9 lives but people say that because if your cats legs work and your cat falls it will always land on its feet!!!!!!!!!

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The answer is "Cats have 9 lives".

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No. It means cats have really long lives as long as they are healthy.


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