Thursday 16 September 2021

Book ~ "Cat Lover's Trivia: Weird and Wacky Facts About Our Furry Friends" (2021) Mike Darton

From Goodreads ~ Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they waited, the potential feline readership was overlooked. Until now.

"Cat Lover’s Trivia" is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive cat owner. Or, indeed, a very curious cat. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for cats and their obedient owners and admirers. The result is a fascinating outpouring of feline facts, including such gems as:
  • Sir Isaac Newton’s invention of the cat flap or kitty door
  • The origins and popularity of cat names
  • The power of catmint
  • How long cats spend asleep each day
  • T. S. Eliot’s Practical Cats
  • And the famous Chopin waltz that was in fact composed by the composer’s cat

I love cats (I have two) and that's why this book caught my eye.  This book is a quick read and is full of very random trivia about cats.  I found most of it interesting.

The book was originally published in 2009 and some of the stats, like popular cat names, are from 2007.  It would have been nice if they had updated these stats to current times rather than 14 year old information as it's probably no longer relevant.  In addition, there are no sources for the stats so who knows if the information is true and how dated it is.

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