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O.K. You have had time to cool your brains; so here it comes: What one thing is identical among all cats in the world? Bobcats, lions, house cats, tigers, ect all have this; yes we know cats have one tail, and four feet, and two lungs but these are not identical; I should mention that all cats, male and female have this. I will be really suprized if anyone can answer this.

-- mitch hearn (, October 26, 2001


I once read that all cats wild and domestic carry the "tabby gene". Am I right? If so, send my prize money to my home

-- LaDena Johnson(delurking) (k(nospam), October 26, 2001.

My children all say it's a purr. I have no clue, unless it has something to do with the eyes.

-- Cathy N. (, October 26, 2001.

I'll take a guess..

all cats need to eat meat...specifically the amino acid Taurine.

they cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.

-- Cathy in MN (, October 26, 2001.

People, you are letting your thinking wander too far from the exact question, it askes what do all cats have that is identical. The tabby genes is a honorable guess but the answer conserns something you can see.

-- mitch hearn (, October 26, 2001.

My guess is whiskers.

Wishing you enough.

-- Trevilians (aka Dianne in Mass) (, October 26, 2001.

Sharp teeth! OUCH!!! :o) ??? The ability to spit a hair ball in the most in-appropriate places?????!!!

-- notnow (, October 26, 2001.

Yes whiskers is part of the answer, now what is it about whiskers that is identical among cats? That is besides that cats use their whiskers for "feeling" in the dark.

-- mitch hearn (, October 26, 2001.

Cat's have 24 whiskers - 12 on each side, in three horizontal rows of four each. And they shed and regrow them.

-- Cheryl in KS (, October 26, 2001.

Correct Cheryl; now who told you?? I'll get even with you tomorrow, just you wait.(!)

-- mitch hearn (, October 26, 2001.

Mitch, I'm hurt! Nobody told me! I have a very large head, and it's plum full of knowledge! (yeah, right!) LOL!

Actually, I have a daughter who is obsessed with cats, so that is one area in which I do actually know a few things. (Having 10 barn cats and 2 house cats doesn't hurt either!)

You got another stumper for me? BRING IT ON!!! :-)

-- Cheryl in KS (, October 26, 2001.

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