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can deny Nobody surprising beauty and abilities of cats. These animals live many centuries near the person, all is known of them, apparently. But is not present, they do not cease to surprise us with outstanding achievements, worthy the Guinness Books of Records.
Kot Merlin is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for loud purring. Domestic cats make sounds not higher than 25 dB, but Merlin's result — 67.8 dB. It is the sound equal to noise of a shower cabin or a conversation of two adult men. According to Tracey Uestvud, Merlin's owners, purring of the pet muffles noise of the dishwasher. "Sometimes by phone I am asked what noise on a background is. I say that it is a cat, but I do not know whether trust me", – the woman says.
Even being a kitten, Merlin could create more noise, than an adult cat. Her old deaf dog was the only live soul in the house of mother of two children who could not hear Merlin.
The blue kitten of the Himalaya-Persian breed whose growth was 7 cm in height and 19 cm in length was the smallest in cat's in the world Tinker Toi. It corresponded to these data at adult age. The record of growth is set when Tinker was 2.5 years old. Was born Tinker Toi on December 25, 1990, was younger of six kittens in a dung and died in November, 1997 at the age of six years. The tiny cat belonged to Katrina and Scott Forbes from the State of Illinois, the USA.
Mostly the polidaktiliya is not a problem from the medical point of view. Quite so the feature of cats is called "to let grow" excess fingers. Such animals on the world meet much, but the red striped cat by the name of Jake became the champion. It has 28 fingers on paws, instead of usual 20. He lives with owners Michele and Paul Kontant in Canada.
Such feature can be useful to a cat. For example, seamen often chose the polidaktilny pet, considering that they were lucky. Besides, they thought that big paws make cats the best mice hunters and allow to balance easier in the high sea, and paws with "excess" fingers help to grab narrow surfaces.
In the world of cats Maine Coons are well-known as "gentle giants". Unfortunately, the champion of the Guinness Book of Records Mumeyns Stewart Gilligan died in 2013, but recent cats from Italy (120 cm) and Great Britain (118 cm) concede to him very little. Length of a Maine Coon of the champion equaled to 123 centimeters. The younger generation has every chance "to outgrow" a record, the Italian cat was measured in age by 2 years, and Maine Coons grow up to 4-5 years.
Smarti's cat — the famous avia-traveler. In 2005 the record by the number of its flights which there were 79 was set. Usually it flew with the owners from Cairo to Cyprus and back. Married couple — the British living in Cairo. After the record was set, the cat continued to travel and made in total 92 flights.