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Dalmatians are the official firehouse dog because, in the 1700’s, they would run alongside horse-drawn carriages keeping pace, even at full sprint, and protect the horses from other dogs or animals that could spook them.

A History of Fire Dogs and the Lives They’ve Saved The image of a polka-dotted dalmatian riding shotgun in a fire truck is indelible in American pop culture and lore, but the story of how they got there is lesser-known. In honor of National Fire Pup Day, we’ve delved into the history, evolution, and enduring …

Dalmatians are the official firehouse dog because, in the 1700’s, they would run alongside horse-drawn carriages keeping pace, even at full sprint, and protect the horses from other dogs or animals that could spook them. Read More »

George Washington ordered a ceasefire during the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to its owner, Sir William Howe, a British general. The dog was found wandering the battlefield and was fed and cleaned before being returned to Howe.

Battle of Germantown The Battle of Germantown was a major engagement in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, Pennsylvania, between the British Army led by Sir William Howe, and the American Continental Army, with the 2nd Canadian Regiment, under George Washington. After defeating the …

George Washington ordered a ceasefire during the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to its owner, Sir William Howe, a British general. The dog was found wandering the battlefield and was fed and cleaned before being returned to Howe. Read More »

Check out Trevor, the world’s loneliest duck, who became famous for being the only duck on the Pacific island of Niue. Arrived via storm, lived in a puddle, tragically killed by a dog. RIP Trevor.

Trevor the Duck: Niue mourns ‘world’s loneliest duck’ Trevor, once dubbed the world’s loneliest duck, has died after being attacked by dogs on the remote Pacific island he called home. Trevor was something of a local celebrity in the tiny nation of Niue for being the only bird of his kind living on the island. …

Check out Trevor, the world’s loneliest duck, who became famous for being the only duck on the Pacific island of Niue. Arrived via storm, lived in a puddle, tragically killed by a dog. RIP Trevor. Read More »

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive.

With flames encroaching on their property, a Santa Rosa man and his family had only minutes to evacuate. Roland Tembo Hendel and his family had to flee as their property sits near Mark West Springs Road, an area highly impacted by the Tubbs Fire. The family had to quickly load up as many animals as …

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive. Read More »

Cats can drink seawater without becoming dehydrated where most animals (including humans) would die of dehydration

Surprising Facts About Cats And Their Weird Relationship With Water Cats have a weird love-hate relationship with water. Most cats can’t stand water, but there are a few exceptions. Some breeds even LOVE to swim! But what’s stranger is how cats have evolved to interact with water. Some of these facts may really surprise you! …

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Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018.

Queen stops breeding corgis as ‘she doesn’t want to leave any behind’ The Queen’s deep affection for her favourite breed of dog is such that she will always be associated with them. But it is understood that the monarch has stopped breeding Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgies because she does not want to leave any behind when …

Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018. Read More »

President Andrew Jackson owned a parrot named Poll. When Jackson died Poll was present at his funeral, but had to be removed due to “Swearing and yelling profanities” that he learned from Jackson himself

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. There have been no presidential parrots in recent years, but there certainly were some in our recent …

President Andrew Jackson owned a parrot named Poll. When Jackson died Poll was present at his funeral, but had to be removed due to “Swearing and yelling profanities” that he learned from Jackson himself Read More »

IKEA is serving food because they realized that customers don’t buy and don’t stay for long when being hungry. Their policy is to be the absolute lowest price on food within a 30-mile radius, even if it means selling at a loss. So, they take a hit on the food, but they make it up in furniture

The untold truth of the IKEA food court Admit it: You’ve pretended to need just one more BILLY bookcase for the sole purpose of noshing at IKEA’s food court. Whether it’s the $2 breakfast plate, or the iconic Swedish meatballs from the restaurant, or the unbeatable hot dog deal from the bistro, it’s impossible to …

IKEA is serving food because they realized that customers don’t buy and don’t stay for long when being hungry. Their policy is to be the absolute lowest price on food within a 30-mile radius, even if it means selling at a loss. So, they take a hit on the food, but they make it up in furniture Read More »

Martin Couney set up infant incubator shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City and World’s Fairs, charging 25c to view premature babies. He offered free care for ‘weakling babies’, proving the success of incubators. He saved over 6,500 babies from ~1900-43.

Coney Island’s Incubator Babies Tourists strolling along the Coney Island boardwalk in the summertime, circa 1920, would have heard the barkers beckoning: “Don’t forget to see the babies!” Those that heeded the call, perhaps after enjoying a hot dog or a ride on the Cyclone, paid a quarter and stepped into a room where the …

Martin Couney set up infant incubator shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City and World’s Fairs, charging 25c to view premature babies. He offered free care for ‘weakling babies’, proving the success of incubators. He saved over 6,500 babies from ~1900-43. Read More »

In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your place, watch a sad video with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you.

The ‘handsome weeping boys’ paid to wipe away your tears Japanese companies hire people to make staff cry Employees watch sad films while a “handsome weeping boy” wipes away their tears It is supposed to help people bond There are about 10 of us sitting in a conference room in an office block in Tokyo …

In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your place, watch a sad video with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you. Read More »