A cat’s ability to see well at night is due to its ” tapetum lucidum “, a structure that reflects visible light back through the cat’s retina. It’s also what causes the eyes’ weird ‘glowing’ effect in the dark.

Ever wonder where the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs” comes from? In the 17th century many homeless cats and dogs would drown and float down the streets of England, making it look like it literally rained cats and dogs.