A Welsh family believes their cat Lucy has set a new record by reaching her 39th birthday. Her exact age isn't verified, but her owner says people "verify seeing her in the fish and chip shop in the early seventies."
In this video, kittens Charlie and Spike both become momentarily paralyzed as they play due to myotonia congenita or "fainting goat" syndrome. The condition is extremely unusual in cats and prevents them from running or jumping, but otherwise they're normal.
A recent study (sponsored by Purina, ahem) put cameras on housecats and found that they only sleep 6% of the day, the same amount of time they spend "looking at television, computers, DVDs or other media."
Scientists have discovered that people with Rh negative blood who contract Toxoplasma, an incurable parasite found in cat feces, have significantly decreased reactions times while driving and are 2.5 times more likely to get into car accidents. [New Scientist]