Mercy dogs were trained during World War I to comfort mortally wounded soldiers as they died in no man's land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
, That since domestication, dogs' eyes have changed. Dogs now have eye muscles that make them more expressive and infant-like. These same muscles are absent in wolves, their closest relative. bbc.com/news/education-48…
Several people walked out of every screening of Reservoir Dogs at the Sundance film festival because of its graphic violence, including horror movie director Wes Craven best known for his A Nightmare On Elm Street films. ew.com/movies/2017/04/29/…
Dog the Bounty Hunter met Beth Chapman, his late wife, when he posted her bond after she shoplifted a lemon. fox17online.com/2019/07/1…
About "domestication syndrome". Only elephants have floppy ears in the wild. Dogs, rabbits, foxes, pigs, sheep, goats, etc have floppy ears only when domesticated. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. hawaii-aloha.com/blog/201…
Costco's hot dog has remained $1.50 since it was first introduced in 1984. After the company president complained they were losing money on it, CEO Jim Sinegal put his foot down. "If you raise [the price of] the effing hot dog, I will kill you," Sinegal said. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Prairie dog language is complex. They don’t just have a call for β€œdanger”: their calls differentiate human, hawk, domesticated dog, coyote etc. and specify size & color. One study found that they can communicate β€œHere comes the short human in the yellow” (vs the tall human in blue) to each other npr.org/2011/01/20/132650…
In ancient Rome the punishment for killing a parent, the worst of all crimes, involved the perpetrator being sewn into a sack with a monkey, a snake, a dog and a chicken and then thrown into the Tiber to drown. historytoday.com/history-…
Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. grunge.com/188688/are-hye…
The inventor of the bra, Caresse Crosby, came up with the idea because she didn’t want to wear a corset to a dance at age 19. She also had a dog named Clytoris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
House dogs mimic us as a result of their pack animals origin, and that dogs with injured owners will sometimes limp cesarsway.com/why-do-dogs…
Sarbi, a Special Forces dog from Australia, trained in explosives detection, was MIA for 14 months in Afghanistan after disappearing during an ambush in 2008. She was later rediscovered by an American soldier and flown back to her Australian handlers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Mercy Dogs or Red Cross Dogs. They would go out into the warzone to find wounded soldiers, They brought medical supplies for the soldiers to patch themselves up. Or if the soldier was mortally wounded, stay and comfort them in their final moments. thehistoryreader.com/hist…
The original name for the snowmobile brand Ski-Doo was "Ski-Dog", but a typographical error in a Bombardier brochure meant the current name stuck. nancyfriedman.typepad.com…
Dogs would often dig up bodies and tombs in ancient Egypt, which was a problem because the dead and their belongings were sacred. So, the Egyptians gave the god Anubis a canine head and made him "protector of the dead." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu…
Haitian President Francois Duvalier believed a potential usurper had transformed himself into a black dog to elude capture. Therefore, he ordered all black dogs in Haiti be put to death. The potential usurper was found (in full human form) a few months later and executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The Italian city of Naples is entering pet dogs' DNA into a city-wide registry. Samples from piles of poo left on the street will then be entered into the database and be used to identify the irresponsible owner behind the mess. The city will fine culprits around $685 smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The dog from the famous doge meme is still alive and well. Her name is Kabosu and she's 14 years old. kabochan.blog.jp/
The Beatles purposely put a hidden sound on the Sgt Peppers album that only dogs can hear gigwise.com/news/85705/pa…
Both canines and humans most likely went through similar genetic changes at the same time to tolerate a high carb diet from farming- why most dog food is rich in carbohydrates, not protein npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Lord Byron protested the rules against keeping pet dogs while at Cambridge by keeping a pet bear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
, In Nepal, there is a festival which dedicates a day to solely thank dogs, for being dogs. Kukur Tihar translated 'worship of the dogs' involves a full day of celebrating & pampering dogs for their loyalty & friendship to humans. dogster.com/lifestyle/diw…
In 1981 Bosco Ramos won the mayoral election in Sunol, California. As it happened, Bosco was a dog. The furry politician remained in the office until its death in 1994. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Dogs drink water by curling their tongue backwards and not forward, so it's like they're scooping it up with a self-made bucket youtube.com/watch?v=30X5s…
The Roman physician Pliny the Elder taught that urine was a marvellous remedy for many disorders like running sores, venereal diseases, snake bites and burns. "Bathe the eyes with urine to strengthen them" "If a man makes water upon a dog's urine, he will become disinclined to copulation". mediamatic.net/en/page/23…
A Canadian named Dominique Rousselle has spent 1 month every year for the past 20 years traveling to Thailand to provide food and medicine to stray dogs bangkokpost.com/thailand/…
Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khan III, the Maharaja of Junagadh (1900-1959), owned 800 dogs, each with its own room, a telephone, and a servant. He had his liveried staff dress his dogs in formal evening suits, mount them on rickshaws, and drive them. When a dog died, state mourning was declared tribuneindia.com/2003/200…
Hyenas are not members of the dog or cat families. Instead, they are so unique that they have a family of their own, Hyaenidae. nationalgeographic.com/an…
In 1957 the Soviets sent a street dog, named Laika, out to space. She became the first ever living being sent to space, yet there wasn’t any plan to return her to earth. Laika only survived about five to seven hours after liftoff before dying of overheating and panic. britannica.com/topic/Laik…
A man became a millionaire by selling fake dog balls. Neuticles are prosthetic testicles implanted to help avoid the trauma of altering the pet. A $2800 pair has even been made for an elephant. cnbc.com/2018/05/22/neuti…
Nose prints can be used to identify dogs in the same way that fingerprints can be used to identify humans. geographyrealm.com/tracki…
Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) will help induce vomiting in dogs in a emergency situation, such as eating rat poison. Always consult an expert before doing so, as inducing vomiting may not be the right answer. akc.org/expert-advice/hea…
Silver foxes were selectively bred for domestication in the 1950's in order to study evolution. As with dogs, the ears started to droop as physical manifestation of docility, and some even started vocalizing barks as like dogs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
There are no 'hypoallergenic' dog breeds - only dogs that shed less mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Despite being a lot of radiation at Chernobyl, some dogs survived the radiation, military and wolves in the disaster zone. The dogs formed packs and raised puppies without any deformities and even went up for auction in 2018 gizmodo.com/a-dozen-homel…
A dog saved his owner from choking to death on an apple slice by jumping on her chest until it was dislodged. He also licked her face to keep her from passing out. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
King Alexander of Greece was killed by a monkey when he attempted to break up a fight between his dog and the monkey. In the middle of breaking the fight up, he was bitten by another monkey and later died of his wounds. He was only 27. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
US war dogs were designated as expendable equipment and were either euthanized or turned over to an allied army prior to the US departure from South Vietnam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Today I learned of Oprichniki, a force led by Ivan the Terrible which wore black clothing and rode black horses. They rode with severed dogs heads as they terrorized Russia and Ivan carried a canine head made of iron jaws which opened and snapped shut as he galloped. Some believe this force was his wife's idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opr…
All the dogs who played Lassie were male and were all descended from the initial Lassie, a collie named Pal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
During the Great Plague of London, the City Corporation ordered the killing of all cats and dogs, in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease. It's estimated that 40,000 dogs and 200,000 cats were killed, however it was the rats spreading the virus, not cats or dogs. britainexpress.com/Histor…
, Dogs can interpret optical illusions the-scientist.com/feature…
A Soviet doctor named Vladimir Demikhov actually made a two-headed dog thejournal.ie/two-headed-…
For John Wick: Parabellum (2019) five dogs played Halle Berry's two sidekicks and she did the regular training herself so that on-set, the dogs actually followed her and no one had to give commands from off-camera ew.com/movies/2019/05/16/…
Dog the Bounty Hunter AKA Duane Chapman offered his third wife $1,000 to have his child, to which she agreed. The two had met just days prior in a bar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dua…
The Carolina Dog is a dog breed first discovered living wild in the southeast region of the United States, and after extensive DNA testing it is believed they are descendants of the first animals to accompany humans across the Bering land bridge thousands of years ago. akc.org/dog-breeds/caroli…
Sylvester Stallone had to sell his dog, Butkus, to get food. He initially sold Butkus for $40, but bought him back for $15 000 huffpost.com/entry/see-sy…
Five Lithuanian soldiers serving in a reconnaissance unit were declared missing during a military exercise. They thought the drill was ongoing and successfully evaded all forces sent to find them, including trained dogs and a helicopter lrt.lt/en/news-in-english…
Instead of saying β€œlong, long ago” Kiowa storytellers will say something happened β€œwhen dogs could talk.” worldliteraturetoday.org/…

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