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Eight Weird Facts About Cat People and Dog People

A website called polled over 200,000 pet owners to find out if they were cat people or dog people.  And they also asked a bunch of weird questions to find out how they're different.

It turns out they have a few things in common:  They both tend to talk to animals, including cats AND dogs.  They're both just as likely to have a college degree.  And they both hate shirts and sweaters that have pictures of animals on them.

Now, here are eight weird ways cat people and dog people different:

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Rob Kim/Getty Images


Dog People Like Paul McCartney.

They’re 18% more likely to say he’s their favorite Beatle. While cat people are 25% more likely to pick George Harrison.




flickr user OR4N6E
flickr user OR4N6E


Cat People Like to Tweet.

According to the poll, they’re 10% more likely to use Twitter than dog people are.




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Ethan Miller/Getty Images


Dog People Are 30% More Likely to Enjoy Slapstick Comedy and Impressions.

Cat people are 21% more likely to enjoy irony and puns.




flickr user F.d.W.
flickr user F.d.W.


Dog People Like Zoos.

They’re 9% more likely to think of them as “happy” places.




flickr user Mike Knell
flickr user Mike Knell


Cat People Are More Introverted.

They’re 14% more likely to stay close to their friends at a party.




flickr user Tundra Ice
flickr user Tundra Ice


Dog People Are 11% More Likely to Support Cloning

But only for animals.




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Cat People Are More Educated.

They’re 17% more likely to have a graduate degree.




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Mario Tama/Getty Images


Dog People Have Trendier Ringtones.

They’re 36% more likely to use a pop song.




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