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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Dogs have been with us a long time. 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: "Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."

HINT: An Austrian-born neurologist who pioneered the use of psychoanalysis and free association.

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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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It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.

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Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."

ANSWER: Sigmund Freud

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