Everyone has heard the myth that cats have nine lives. While it’s easy to prove that cats do not have nine lives, finding the origin of this belief involves several factors.

First, cats tend to land on their feet and their suppleness allows them to fall from a great height and still not hurt themselves. This observation alone has created the idea that cats have multiple lives when any other animal falling from a similar height would likely be killed or get seriously hurt.

A second finding shows that the purring of cats is the exact frequency that promotes healing of bones and internal organs. Thus the purring of a cat can heal wounds faster than normal. So the next time your cat trips you by walking between your feet and breaks your leg, you can rest assured that your cat’s purring can heal you fast enough so you can get back on your feet to feed the cat its next meal.

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