As any cat owner can tell you, house cats think they’re tougher and bigger than they really are. While you may think this has to do with arrogance, it may actually have to do with their DNA.

According to geneticist at the Personal Genomics Institute in South Korea, house cats and tigers share 95.6% of their DNA. That means your pet cat has more in common with a tiger than it does with you.

So the next time your cat starts bossing you around, relax. It’s the DNA making your cat behave this way. Just obey your cat as if it were a real tiger and everything will be just fine in the end.

To read more about how cats and tigers share DNA, click here.

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