FACTS FOR AILUROPHILES

  1. Ailurophile is a fancy word for a person who likes cats. (The facts will get better.)
  2. In the 1870s, a Belgian village tried to train a fleet of 37 mail cats to deliver letters.
  3. It didn't work.
  4. Mary Todd Lincoln was once asked if Abe had any hobbies. Her reply: “Cats.”
  5. Some cats are allergic to humans.
  6. In the 1980s, the ThunderCats went on tour with Gumby.
  7. Half the cats in the world don't respond to catnip.
  8. Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend "a week or so" writing 'The Cat in the Hat.'
  9. It actually took a year and a half.
  10. The musical 'Cats' was based on a book of poems by T.S. Eliot titled 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.'
  11. Before Google launched Gmail, 'G-Mail' was a free email service offered by Garfield's website.
  12. There was a 1988 live-action musical version of 'Puss in Boots' starring Christopher Walken as Puss.
  13. Do big cats like cardboard boxes, too?
  14. They do, yes.