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This article was published on October 18, 2016


Google’s getting into the cat facts business

Google’s getting into the cat facts business
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If you’ve spent any time on the internet and generally like animals, chances are you’ve spent many an hour on Wikipedia finding out random facts about a variety of critters.

Now Google is making it even easier. As spotted by Google Operating System, if you look up an animal, Google might show a random fact in the ‘did you know’ section of its knowledge graph cards.

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A lot of animals still seem to be missing – I couldn’t find out any fun facts about hedgehogs, such as how they can roll around at the speed of sound – but I did learn that cats can make about 100 different noises (remember Cat Facts?), and that horses produce 10 gallons of saliva a day.

You know, important things.

Google is pulling the information for its knowledge graph from third parties, so the results will likely be fleshed out over time.

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