October 29 is National Cat Day. The day is an annual celebration to encourage people to adopt homeless cats. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss gives us a long list of facts about cats, interesting trivia, and downright good stuff to know. Here's a sample:
8. If you adore felines, you’re in good company: Many of history’s most famous figures—including Florence Nightingale, Pope Paul II, Mark Twain, and the Brontë sisters—all owned, and loved, cats.
9. Still, the title of history’s craziest cat man might go to President Abraham Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln was once asked if her husband had any hobbies. Her response? “Cats!”
There's 48 more facts about felines in the list, so go read it, then give your cat a nice scratch behind the ears.