Posts Tagged: ‘dogs’
by Cristen Conger | February 22, 2013
In the 16th century, folks kept dogs around more for function rather than form, shepherding sheep, sniffing out game and warming up chilly laps. Also around that time, a certain breed of dog also found a role as the culinary workhorses of large kitchens. Enter the turnspit dog, bred with a long, stocky body and short legs (like fluffier Dachshunds) that kept upper class Elizabethan meats a-turning in the hearth.
by Robert Lamb | April 15, 2011
Like most cartoon characters, the Simpsons all have four fingers (except for God, as listener Deming pointed out to us) while us humans have five. Why is that? Why five and not, say, six or two? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I turn our attention to our own fleshy keyboard paddles to ask why so many creatures evolved with a five-fingered discount.
The world’s most expensive dog has been crowned – it’s price set at nearly £1million or $1.5 million according to this article: The million-pound mutt: Red Tibetan Mastiff becomes world’s most expensive dog A red Tibetan mastiff has become the priciest dog in the world after being sold for 10 million Chinese yuan, or £945,000. […]
HSW’s founder Marshall Brain has a rundown of videos of the disaster that is Japan’s North Coast right now, showing how the 9.0-magnitude earthquake, ensuing tsunami and the potential nuclear meltdown are affecting humans.
Dogs are awesome, as seen in this post, where a dog understands 1,000 English words. But has there ever been a dog this focused on freedom? Lots more stuff on dogs: – CPR works on dogs too, as seen in this amazing video – How does a dog drink water? – a dog’s body language […]
We know that CPR works on people. It works on dogs too, and when it does it can be amazing: From the video description: Canyon Crest K9 Training Center owner, Ron Pace, saves the life of a boxer with CPR during a regular training session. During the session, the dog suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. […]
How do dog whistles work? — David, Pomonapark, Fla.
Marshall Brain Answers…
Dogs can be very smart. My dog Trixie is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but even she has moments of temporary brilliance. If you take the time to really train a dog, the results can be spectacular. Like this: You look at that and may think, “that’s a total fluke”, but it’s not. […]
by Josh Clark | November 30, 2010
Far less, actually, at least in relation to the correlation between brain size and sociability. This small brain size is, it appears, why cats are aloof, say researchers at Oxford University’s Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, a group who are not known to be slouches when it comes to compiling reliable and solid data that dog people can reasonably gloat over.
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