Remove Ad, Sign Up
Register to Remove Ad
Register to Remove Ad
Remove Ad, Sign Up
Register to Remove Ad
Register to Remove Ad
Signup for free
for more features
and less ads
About   Users   Help
Users & Guests Online
On Page: 1
Directory: 1 & 18
Entire Site: 10 & 190
Page Staff: deggle, Eniitan,
04-09-20 06:00 AM

Forum Links

20 ThingsYou Didn't Know...About Dogs
The first ones, the ones that share bacteria with people, and the ones that look like Groucho Marx
Related Threads
Coming Soon

Thread Information

Views
968
Replies
5
Rating
0
Status
CLOSED
Thread
Creator
Cyro Xero
12-07-10 08:33 AM
Last
Post
BNuge
01-03-11 07:56 PM

Thread Actions

Thread Closed
Add to favorites

Order
 

20 ThingsYou Didn't Know...About Dogs

 

12-07-10 08:33 AM
Cyro Xero is Offline
| ID: 290450 | 661 Words

Cyro Xero
Level: 106


POSTS: 1366/3193
POST EXP: 241888
LVL EXP: 12612567
CP: 2335.4
VIZ: 711720

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
Forgot to do last week's, but not this week's. This one is taken from the June 2010 issue of Discover magazine. It's about those beasts that have become man's best friend. If your a dog person, this should be a fun read.



20 Things You Didn't Know About

DOGS





1 The sultry “dog days of summer” get their name from ancient astronomers who noticed that those days coincide with the period when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun.

2 Bad astronomy: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, but it is just one 10-billionth as bright as the sun and has no effect on our weather.

3 Nerd. Fido will touch his nose to a computer screen if it has a picture of a dog on it but not if it shows a landscape, University of Vienna researchers have found.

4 Austrian scientists have also demonstrated that a dog seems to feel “inequity aversion” when another dog gets a better treat as a reward. The envious dog plays hard to get.

5 South Korean scientists cloned four beagle puppies with a gene that produces a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. (The red color is visible in the pups’ bellies and nails even under normal light, but it doesn't glow.)

6 Maybe they should have offered a Day-Glo option. BioArts, a California company, recently closed its dog-cloning business. One reason: The market was too small.

7 Another problem: “unpredictable results,” according to BioArts. In one case, the clone of a black-and-white dog came out looking greenish yellow.

8 The number of dogs worldwide is estimated at 400 million, roughly the human population of the United States and Mexico combined.

9 They really do look like their owners. In a study conducted at England’s Bath Spa University, people matching photos of dog owners and dogs chose the right breed (out of three) more than half the time.

10 Half of all owners allow their dogs to lick them on the face, but only 10 percent share E. coli strains with their pets. The real factor in germ transmission may be whether an owner washes his hands after playing fetch.

11 Fighting a hangover by drinking “the hair of the dog that bit you” may have originated in an ancient belief that ingesting the hair of a dog that literally bit you could guard against infection.

12 A 2006 study showed that household dogs with minimal training can smell early- and late-stage lung and breast cancers. Swedish oncologists also found that dogs can distinguish among types of ovarian cancer.

13 A dog’s nose has roughly 220 million olfactory receptors, 40 times as many as humans have.

14 Penn State engineers are trying to design an artificial sniffer based on the fluid mechanics and odorant transport of the canine nose.

15 Dogs can hear frequencies up to 45,000 Hz, about twice as high as humans can. But they’re not the champs: Porpoises go to 150,000 Hz.

16 A team led by UCLA biologists concluded that small dogs descended from Middle Eastern gray wolves more than 12,000 years ago. The connection was traced through a growth-factor gene mutation not seen in larger dogs.

17 Much older canid remains have been found in Germany, Russia, and Belgium, dating as far back as 31,000 years.

18 The reference genome for doggie DNA studies is the boxer, a breed that has an unusually high degree of genetic uniformity.

19 So that’s why schnauzers look like Groucho. According to scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute, an alteration in one gene, RSPO2, gives dogs wiry eyebrows and mustaches.

20 A variant of another gene, FGF5, produces long, silky coats, and curly hair comes from a mutation in KRT71. All three variants produce a coat like that of the Portuguese water dog adopted by the First Family



Any other facts or comments you guys would like to add?


Forgot to do last week's, but not this week's. This one is taken from the June 2010 issue of Discover magazine. It's about those beasts that have become man's best friend. If your a dog person, this should be a fun read.



20 Things You Didn't Know About

DOGS





1 The sultry “dog days of summer” get their name from ancient astronomers who noticed that those days coincide with the period when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun.

2 Bad astronomy: Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, but it is just one 10-billionth as bright as the sun and has no effect on our weather.

3 Nerd. Fido will touch his nose to a computer screen if it has a picture of a dog on it but not if it shows a landscape, University of Vienna researchers have found.

4 Austrian scientists have also demonstrated that a dog seems to feel “inequity aversion” when another dog gets a better treat as a reward. The envious dog plays hard to get.

5 South Korean scientists cloned four beagle puppies with a gene that produces a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. (The red color is visible in the pups’ bellies and nails even under normal light, but it doesn't glow.)

6 Maybe they should have offered a Day-Glo option. BioArts, a California company, recently closed its dog-cloning business. One reason: The market was too small.

7 Another problem: “unpredictable results,” according to BioArts. In one case, the clone of a black-and-white dog came out looking greenish yellow.

8 The number of dogs worldwide is estimated at 400 million, roughly the human population of the United States and Mexico combined.

9 They really do look like their owners. In a study conducted at England’s Bath Spa University, people matching photos of dog owners and dogs chose the right breed (out of three) more than half the time.

10 Half of all owners allow their dogs to lick them on the face, but only 10 percent share E. coli strains with their pets. The real factor in germ transmission may be whether an owner washes his hands after playing fetch.

11 Fighting a hangover by drinking “the hair of the dog that bit you” may have originated in an ancient belief that ingesting the hair of a dog that literally bit you could guard against infection.

12 A 2006 study showed that household dogs with minimal training can smell early- and late-stage lung and breast cancers. Swedish oncologists also found that dogs can distinguish among types of ovarian cancer.

13 A dog’s nose has roughly 220 million olfactory receptors, 40 times as many as humans have.

14 Penn State engineers are trying to design an artificial sniffer based on the fluid mechanics and odorant transport of the canine nose.

15 Dogs can hear frequencies up to 45,000 Hz, about twice as high as humans can. But they’re not the champs: Porpoises go to 150,000 Hz.

16 A team led by UCLA biologists concluded that small dogs descended from Middle Eastern gray wolves more than 12,000 years ago. The connection was traced through a growth-factor gene mutation not seen in larger dogs.

17 Much older canid remains have been found in Germany, Russia, and Belgium, dating as far back as 31,000 years.

18 The reference genome for doggie DNA studies is the boxer, a breed that has an unusually high degree of genetic uniformity.

19 So that’s why schnauzers look like Groucho. According to scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute, an alteration in one gene, RSPO2, gives dogs wiry eyebrows and mustaches.

20 A variant of another gene, FGF5, produces long, silky coats, and curly hair comes from a mutation in KRT71. All three variants produce a coat like that of the Portuguese water dog adopted by the First Family



Any other facts or comments you guys would like to add?


Vizzed Elite
Funder
Record holder: Posted from 3 different continents in 24 hours- Sep. 27, 2010


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 11-22-06
Location: Minnesnowta
Last Post: 974 days
Last Active: 732 days

(edited by Cyro Xero on 12-07-10 08:42 AM)    

Related Content

Content Coming Soon

12-08-10 05:08 PM
flambeau is Offline
| ID: 291148 | 30 Words

flambeau
Level: 64


POSTS: 768/1089
POST EXP: 61205
LVL EXP: 2113732
CP: 10.0
VIZ: 61536

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
21. only because your friend said "don't be afraid, it won't bite" it doesn't mean the dog will agree with him. It may bite. And it will hurt. A lot
21. only because your friend said "don't be afraid, it won't bite" it doesn't mean the dog will agree with him. It may bite. And it will hurt. A lot
Trusted Member

Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 10-19-10
Last Post: 3378 days
Last Active: 2793 days

12-08-10 10:11 PM
Nksor is Offline
| ID: 291299 | 37 Words

Nksor
the_casualty
Level: 132


POSTS: 1786/5856
POST EXP: 228223
LVL EXP: 26432860
CP: 1131.8
VIZ: 127948

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
These are all really interesting, this is awesome as was the last few.

If I knew a lot about dogs I would contribute, but I don't... so I'll leave it to the real experts for it.
These are all really interesting, this is awesome as was the last few.

If I knew a lot about dogs I would contribute, but I don't... so I'll leave it to the real experts for it.
Vizzed Elite
Timecube


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 09-30-10
Location: From:
Last Post: 977 days
Last Active: 279 days

12-19-10 02:15 AM
vizwiz123 is Offline
| ID: 298141 | 34 Words

vizwiz123
Level: 158


POSTS: 4552/8817
POST EXP: 270830
LVL EXP: 50163459
CP: 2853.9
VIZ: 48217

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
WOw, so many things I didn't know about dogs, except the ones about how many their are in the world, the one about their noses, and the one about the frequencies they can hear.
WOw, so many things I didn't know about dogs, except the ones about how many their are in the world, the one about their noses, and the one about the frequencies they can hear.
Vizzed Elite
<font color=yellow> mer Legendary Walrus of Vizzed, Former Underpants Gnome. Placed 1st in the October 2010 VCS! Hit O.P.S. Syndrome on 10/2/10!


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 03-22-10
Location: The year 20XX.
Last Post: 1032 days
Last Active: 352 days

12-20-10 11:32 AM
gameface138 is Offline
| ID: 299073 | 18 Words

gameface138
Level: 65


POSTS: 901/1126
POST EXP: 30823
LVL EXP: 2269460
CP: 100.2
VIZ: 54639

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
22.A Rat Terrier is a much better Rat catcher than a cat is. They can sniff them out.

22.A Rat Terrier is a much better Rat catcher than a cat is. They can sniff them out.

Trusted Member
-Anthropodermicbibliopegy-


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 05-24-10
Location: fairfield il.
Last Post: 16 days
Last Active: 2 days

01-03-11 07:56 PM
BNuge is Offline
| ID: 307416 | 53 Words

BNuge
Level: 131


POSTS: 801/5713
POST EXP: 365339
LVL EXP: 26021656
CP: 14133.3
VIZ: 1474811

Likes: 0  Dislikes: 0
4. My lab is the total opposite. If we treat the other dog better than him, then he becomes incredibly needy.

8. It's nice to know that if dogs are secretly intelligent, then they can take over the world whenever they want.

That was interesting. What did you mean by "missed last week"?
4. My lab is the total opposite. If we treat the other dog better than him, then he becomes incredibly needy.

8. It's nice to know that if dogs are secretly intelligent, then they can take over the world whenever they want.

That was interesting. What did you mean by "missed last week"?
Vizzed Elite
Third Place in Feb 2011 VCS Achieved Ravering Syndrome + on Jan 6, 2012


Affected by 'Laziness Syndrome'

Registered: 04-30-10
Location: Northeast US
Last Post: 1836 days
Last Active: 1387 days

Links