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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

A story popped up recently about a German shepherd in Florida that helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a fire destroyed their home.

You hear this kind of story over and over again because dogs and humans have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

The first dogs were self-domesticated wolves which, at least 12,000 years ago, became attracted to the first sites of permanent human habitation.

Cats, on the other hand, have lived with people for only 7,000 years.

And we have gotten used to having them around. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world. About 83 million in the U.S. alone.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad."

HINT: An American writer (died 1985) who was a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine, but was most famous for his children's books.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5" tall at the shoulder, 3.5" from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.

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Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8' 3" from his nose to his tail.

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Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than in humans.

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Dogs like sweets a lot more than cats do. While cats have around only 473 taste buds, dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000.


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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad."

ANSWER: E.B. White

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