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Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 3: Mysterious cats

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In today's episode of our Life's Little Mysteries podcast, we'll take a closer look at one of the most puzzling animals on our planet, and one that you may share your home with: cats.

Why do cats love boxes, why do they wiggle their butts before pouncing, and does catnip really make them "high"? Listen to "Life's Little Mysteries 3: Mysterious Cats" to find out! 

We'll also peer into an ancient Egyptian cat mummy with a surprise hidden inside, and we'll hear from an animal behavior scientist about how cats bond with people (it turns out that cats like us! They really like us!).

Co-hosts: Jeanna Bryner and Mindy Weisberger

Guests: Kristyn Vitale, researcher at the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University; Laura Geggel, associate editor at Live Science

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Originally published on Live Science.

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