This is a great entry and I love cats so I had to write a quick blurb….........Id love to find out what the pockets are for! 3 months ago
I just looked this up on google but now I understand why cats have such good hearing :-) 5 months ago
The small flap on a cat’s outer ear is called the pinna. Cats have an amazing ability to hear even the faintest sounds. Their superior hearing would not be possible without the ear flap.
The ear flap is located toward the base of the cat’s outer ear. It will be upright on most cats, with the exception of breeds like the Scottish Fold which have folded ears. It is usually covered in short, fine fur like the rest of the cat’s ear.
The ear flap is an important part of a cat’s superior hearing system. According to Washington State University, the ear flap helps funnel sound into the cat’s ear canal to help them hear better.
Cats have a longer ear canal than humans, with nearly a 90 degree turn, making it more challenging for sounds to reach the ear drum.
Cats also have the ability to swivel the ear flap and the entire outer ear toward the source of a noise.
Cats can hear sounds up to five times farther away than humans, according to TheCatSite.com. And despite the dog’s reputation for being able to hear high-pitched frequencies, cats can actually hear even higher frequencies 7 months ago
April and I are
Pancakes: do they
Grow on vines or
Perhaps in ponds
Like lily pads.
We can harvest
Them with dip nets
Like those that
One uses to pluck
Debris out of pools.
Do pancake fronds
Unfurl in spring
Flat faces openly
Tracing the viscous
Maple syrup of
An early sun?
Perhaps they sprout
Over teflon vines,
Making pickers drool? 10 months ago
I need a godfather here 2 back me up.in order 2 make my goal. 11 months ago
How I did it: The ear pocket, or pinna helps enable a cat's exceptional hearing ability. The pinna performs two functions; it funnels sound into the ear canal in the middle ear, and it also helps the ear flex and rotate up to 180 degrees to better pinpoint and funnel sounds.
It took me so long, because I was to lazy to google it ;) Read how I did it… 16 months ago