Sphynx cats originated in Canada. But with Sphynx cats, it can form a greasy film over their bodies—meaning their owners must give them weekly baths. While they share a name with the Great Sphinx of Giza, Sphynx cats are nothing like the stoic statue. Thanks to their fast metabolisms, Sphynx cats need more food than the average feline. The Sphynx cats that played Mr. Bigglesworth in Austin Powers had punny names.