I just read this today and thought it was very interesting. Have you ever wondered why some cats just bump up against your bait? The artile said that a catfish is like a big swimming toungue. At an early age they develope tons of taste buds. Not just in their mouth though, but all over their body. It said that a cat only 6" long can have over a quarter of a million taste buds. And the flank of an adult cat can have over 5,000 taste buds per sq. centimeter. The outer taste buds serve more as food detectors. I just thought that was a pretty neat bit of information.