ASTROCAT: A female street cat from France named Félicette is the only cat ever to have gone into space. Her 1963 space mission lasted 15 minutes, reaching a height of 97 miles. Félicette returned to earth safely after her capsule parachuted to Earth. 
RHYMES WITH CHOWDER: A group of cats is called a clowder. 
POPULARITY CONTEST: John Bradshaw, author of Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, writes: "The domestic cat is the most popular pet in the world today. Across the globe, domestic cats outnumber 'man’s best friend,' the dog, by as many as three to one." 
THE NOSE KNOWS: A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than a human’s. 
WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM—EXCEPT CATS: Cats cannot taste sweets because they lack a sweet taste receptor. If your cat likes ice cream or other sweet desserts, it is because they are attracted to some other appealing content like: the fat content, salts, amino acids, the smell, etc. 
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