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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 19 October 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

Cats don't meow at other cats.

I heard that yesterday! Apparently they only meow to get our, specifically human, attention.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

View PostThomas J, on 19 October 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

I heard that yesterday! Apparently they only meow to get our, specifically human, attention.

What's that noise called that frustrated cats make all night? The screaming, really annoying noise. (it's called "yammin'" here but I know that ain't the real word)

Edited by Eldorado, 19 October 2012 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:10 PM

View PostEldorado, on 19 October 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

What's that noise called that frustrated cats make all night? The screaming, really annoying noise. (it's called "yammin'" here but I know that ain't the real word)

The loud hissing noises like when they fight? I'm not of the proper name, if that's what you're talking about.

Wikipedia might have the answer: :cat:
http://en.wikipedia....t_communication


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

Oh and another cat fact I heard recently.. Cats eyes don't glow in the dark. The effect of their eyes glowing is actually their retina reflecting a light source back towards you.

Edit:-- Note: I didn't believe their eyes literally glowed themselves prior to hearing this, lol.

Edited by Thomas J, 19 October 2012 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

View PostThomas J, on 19 October 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

The loud hissing noises like when they fight? I'm not of the proper name, if that's what you're talking about.

Nah.. it's a screaming noise.  My pal the cat does it sometimes at night, standing on a fence post like he's the Lion King.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

View PostThomas J, on 19 October 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

I heard that yesterday! Apparently they only meow to get our, specifically human, attention.

Strange, isn't it?


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostEldorado, on 19 October 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

Nah.. it's a screaming noise.  My pal the cat does it sometimes at night, standing on a fence post like he's the Lion King.

Lol sorry, can't help you there. The only time I ever hear my cats making 'screaming' noises is when they get into a turf war with other cats.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostThomas J, on 19 October 2012 - 12:35 PM, said:

Lol sorry, can't help you there. The only time I ever hear my cats making 'screaming' noises is when they get into a turf war with other cats.
Or during bow chicka wow wow


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

A male cat's penis is covered in hook-like barbs.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

View PostBiff Wellington, on 19 October 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

A male cat's penis is covered in hook-like barbs.

Was it painful?  (hehehe)


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostBiff Wellington, on 19 October 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

A male cat's penis is covered in hook-like barbs.

Did not need to know that! but now that you mention it.. cats tongues are also covered in hook-like barbs. I believe they assist in drinking.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

View PostThomas J, on 19 October 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

Did not need to know that! but now that you mention it.. cats tongues are also covered in hook-like barbs. I believe they assist in drinking.

I'd pay to have a tongue like that.  :)


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

The male cat's ‘penis' is covered in hook-like barbs, and as he withdraws these barbs abrade the females cat's ‘vulva'. She will scream and turn to bite him. An experienced male cat will maintain control of her until he fees it is safe to release her and move away.

It may sound horrible but these hook-like barbs are essential in causing the female cat's ‘vulva' to be stimulated so as to release the eggs. One mating often is not enough to cause the ‘vulva' to release the eggs; therefore, in some circumstances 2 or more matings are needed.

Sexy ain't it


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

Am hoping I come back as a cat.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

:blink:

In attempt to steer the conversation away from how cats get busy.. Isaac Newton predicted the world will end in 2060.

Edit: Oops. He didn't predict exactly 2060, he said no sooner than 2060 which he arrived at through some odd calculations.

Edited by Thomas J, 19 October 2012 - 01:03 PM.





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