Best Dressed Stars at the 2014 Met Gala: Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, Diane Kruger and More!


We’re going to give it to you straight: There were a lot more worst dressed stars than best dressed stars at the 2014 Met Gala. Sorry, but it’s the truth.

But hey, at least that makes the few fashion highlights truly stand out. Also, it helped that three out of our top ten were wearing bright pink. Starting with Reese Witherspoon and Kate Bosworth who were both in rosey-hued Stella McCartney numbers. Equally as stunning was Emma Stone who looked gorgeous in a Thakoon crop top and skirt combo, also hot pink.

Then there were a few metallics that caught our eye. Like Blake Lively‘s dazzling Gucci dress and Diane Kruger‘s silver gown by Jason Wu for Hugo Boss.

As for the rest, well, you can click through our gallery to find out who made the cut.


How to end insurgency in Nigeria by TINUBU


How to end insurgency, by Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu yesterday identified five solutions to the Boko Haram insurgency.

He said the dreaded sect is the greatest security challenge to Nigerian since the civil war 40 years ago.

Tinubu said so far, government policy on tackling the problem has been unimaginative and mainly a one dimensional military approach.

The Goodluck Jonathan administration, he said, implements its own policy half-heartedly; resulting in the sect’s evil spreading geographically, with its operations becoming more complex.

The former Lagos State governor, in a statement, said government policy needs reform in five important ways.

First, he said the government must admit its solely military approach is inadequate, as Boko Haram’s challenge has economic, political and social dimensions that have been ignored at Nigeria’s collective national peril.

Second, he said to address the non-military aspects of the crisis, government needs to reach out to the North, especially those areas most blighted by terrorism.

Tinubu said that region now suffers severe economic depression, and that he believes only a small minority of people actually support Boko Haram.

The real problem, Tinubu said, is that most people in the affected areas think ill of the government and are thus indifferent to the fight between government and the sect.

“Despite Boko Haram’s homicidal ways, the population does not see government as coming to their rescue.

“They see government as another layer of suffering and oppression. Until government breaks this perception, it will have a hard time breaking the back of Boko Haram,” Tinubu said.

According to him, the most effective way to counter this impression is through a development plan for the North, under which the government will inaugurate infrastructural development that not only creates a platform for economic growth, but will provide employment for many young men.

Such legitimate employment, Tinubu said, will lessen the pool of desperate youth from which Boko Haram recruits its foot soldiers.

“Deplete the numbers of recruits and you diminish the group’s ability to operate. Also, this policy builds goodwill among the people,” Tinubu said, adding that ultimately, it is the people who will defeat Boko Haram when they see government as their ally and true guardian.

Tinubu’s third solution is the need to refine military operations, which he described as clumsy.

“The military’s hand has been too heavy and indiscriminate. It has committed abuses against the innocent in its clumsy attempt to pursue Boko Haram. These offenses only increase the pool of disaffected people from which Boko Haram recruits.

“To be seen as the true protectors of the people, government security forces must restrain themselves so that they do not lash out in frustration against innocent people for the harm Boko Haram has done,” he said.

The fourth solution, according to Tinubu, is that the government must improve its intelligence-gathering capacity.

This, he said, is partly a function of the people’s disposition toward government, as their distrust makes them reticent to provide information.

“All intelligence gathering is first local. There is a lot of sense in the community policing in Western nations where the police is welded to the community and security is every citizen’s business.

“In our case, I am afraid, security have alienated the locals and in that process shut the door to the floor of useful information about the dangerous gang.”

Finally, Tinubu said a regional summit is needed as the Boko Haram challenge has a regional dimension. He said elements of terrorism are now trafficked across borders.

“As the largest nation in West Africa and the nation most affected by this problem, Nigeria has the standing to convene a regional summit to discuss with our neighbors ways to end this problem before it becomes a hot and pressing issue for our neighbors as well,” he said.

On the abduction of girls from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, Tinubu said their disappearance shows a lack of contingent planning by the government.

He said most major militaries around the world have developed plans for major challenges, adding that it is a terrible lapse that Nigeria’s security apparatus failed to make such plans.

He also questioned the response on the ground the day the girls were seized, saying such abduction is logistically a major operation that takes planning and execution.

“How is it that Boko Haram is better at planning and execution than our trained professional security agencies? How could this have taken place without detection and a rapid response?” he asked.

Tinubu urged President Jonathan to talk to Nigerians on the issue. “The nation is in anguish yet the president has not talked to us directly.

“Let him make a broadcast to the nation at this time of hurt and pain to assure us, in broad terms, that he has a plan to free our daughters.

“He did not give us operation details but he needs to more actively and visibly lead the nation at this time,” Tinubu said.

The APC national leader said he was not seeking to take advantage of the security situation to score a political point.

“No matter what and no matter who is in office, our security should never sink below to a level where widespread death and destruction can descend on us with impunity…

“While I have no interest in partisan bickering at the moment, I also cannot allow the mere fact of my political affiliation to silence me on this transcendent issue. All Nigerians have a right and responsibility to let their voice be heard on this matter,” he said.

Tinubu said many non-Muslims would see Boko Haram as an Islamic assault, but that the sect’s activities make a mockery of his faith.

“I am Muslim and abhor Boko Haram for it mocks not honors the tenets of my faith. There is nothing Islamic there except that it uses the legitimacy of Islam to lure the ignorant, gullible and hopeless into their sordid trap.

“Boko Haram exalts violence, not God. It kills Muslim and Christian alike because its faith is not Islam but mayhem and lawlessness,” he said.

According to him, without the extreme poverty and the great disparity between wealthy and the poor, Boko Haram would be a small fringe movement capable of nothing except petty crime and making periodic noise.

“Government policy has been ineffectual. If it maintains this present form, government policy will continue to be ineffectual. This means the situation will either remain the same or deteriorate, with the latter being more likely. Either road is impassable if the objective of our trek is a better Nigeria.

“Some now say parts of Nigeria are ungovernable. I disagree. The issue is not that parts of the nation are ungovernable. The real problem is that the current administration seems incapable of governing these and other areas.

“No parts of the nation are ungovernable. All sections are amenable to good governance if only good governance were to be had. Trouble commences where there is bad or no governance.

“This government, by folly or omission, has done too little good. It has lost legitimacy among segments of the population. While it may hold predominant power and money, this government is approaching the point where it is morally spent.

“This government is a bumbling monument to barren policy and corrupt practices. Given the obvious danger before us, may this government regain sobriety and a sense of purpose equal to the moment and the challenge we face,” Tinubu said.

Amazing Dog Histores

All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.g
Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.b
Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.c
Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.c
Rock star Ozzy Osborne saved his wife Sharon’s Pomeranian from a coyote by tackling and wresting the coyote until it released the dog.d

Dogs have sweat glands in between their their paws

Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.e
In 2003, Dr. Roger Mugford invented the “wagometer,” a device that claims to interpret a dog’s exact mood by measuring the wag of its tail.d
Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected.i
A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running.e
Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.c
The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in seventeenth-century England. During heavy rainstorms, many homeless animals would drown and float down the streets, giving the appearance that it had actually rained cats and dogs.d
During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.h
Pekingese and Japanese Chins were so important in the ancient Far East that they had their own servants and were carried around trade routes as gifts for kings and emperors. Pekingese were even worshipped in the temples of China for centuries.b

The shape of a dog’s face can help predict how long a dog will live

The shape of a dog’s face suggests how long it will live. Dogs with sharp, pointed faces that look more like wolves typically live longer. Dogs with very flat faces, such as bulldogs, often have shorter lives.d
After the fall of Rome, human survival often became more important than breeding and training dogs. Legends of werewolves emerged during this time as abandoned dogs traveling in packs commonly roamed streets and terrified villagers.d
During the Middle Ages, mixed breeds of peasants’ dogs were required to wear blocks around their necks to keep them from breeding with noble hunting dogs. Purebred dogs were very expensive and hunting became the province of the rich.d
The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.d
The American Kennel Club, the most influential dog club in the United States, was founded in 1884.e
The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.d

Some scholars speculate that Dorothy’s dog, Toto, may represent the Egyptian god of death, Anubis

Scholars have argued over the metaphysical interpretation of Dorothy’s pooch, Toto, in the Wizard of Oz. One theory postulates that Toto represents Anubis, the dog-headed Egyptian god of death, because Toto consistently keeps Dorothy from safely returning home.d
Weird dog laws include allowing police offers in Palding, Ohio, to bite a dog to quiet it. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.d
The first dog chapel was established in 2001. It was built in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, by Stephan Huneck, a children’s book author whose five dogs helped him recuperate from a serious illness.c
Those born under the sign of the dog in Chinese astrology are considered to be loyal and discreet, though slightly temperamental.h
In Iran, it is against the law to own a dog as a pet. However, if an owner can prove the dog is a guard or hunting dog, this restriction doesn’t apply. Muslim reticence concerning dogs is perhaps due to the fact that rabies has always been endemic in the Middle East.d
The Mayans and Aztecs symbolized every tenth day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills.d
The ancient Mbaya Indians of the Gran Chaco in South America believed that humans originally lived underground until dogs dug them up.b

Plato once said that ”a dog has the soul of a philosopher”

Plato once said that “a dog has the soul of a philosopher.”d
French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany (“poodle” comes from the German pudel or pudelhund, meaning “splashing dog”). Some scholars speculate the poodle’s puffs of hair evolved when hunters shaved the poodle for more efficient swimming, while leaving the pom-poms around the major joints to keep them warm.b
The name of the dog on the Cracker Jacks box is Bingo. The Taco Bell Chihuahua is a rescued dog named Gidget.d
The first dogs were self-domesticated wolves which, at least 12,000 years ago, became attracted to the first sites of permanent human habitation.f
Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.d
Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Though she died in space, her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.d
Dalmatians are completely white at birth.d
The term “dog days of summer” was coined by the ancient Greeks and Romans to describe the hottest days of summer that coincided with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius.b
Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.b
In ancient Greece, kennels of dogs were kept at the sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus. Dogs were frequently sacrificed there because they were plentiful, inexpensive, and easy to control. During the July 25 celebration of the kunophontis (“the massacre of dogs”), dog sacrifices were performed to appease the ancestors of Apollo’s son, Linos, who was devoured by dogs..g
Dog trainers in ancient China were held in high esteem. A great deal of dog domestication also took place in China, especially dwarfing and miniaturization.d
The ancient religion Zoroastrianism includes in its religious text titled the Zend Avesta a section devoted to the care and breeding of dogs.b
The earliest European images of dogs are found in cave paintings dating back 12,000 years ago in Spain.g
The dog was frequently depicted in Greek art, including Cerberus, the three-headed hound guarding the entrance to the underworld, and the hunting dogs which accompanied the virgin goddess of the chase, Diana.b
During the Renaissance, detailed portraits of the dog as a symbol of fidelity and loyalty appeared in mythological, allegorical, and religious art throughout Europe, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Velázquez, Jan van Eyck, and Albrecht Durer.b
A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.c

The Basenji is the world’s only barkless dog

The Basenji is the world’s only barkless dog.e
A dog most likely interprets a smiling person as baring their teeth, which is an act of aggression.f
The origin of amputating a dog’s tail may go back to the Roman writer Lucius Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) assertion that tail docking prevented rabies.d
One of Shakespeare’s most mischievous characters is Crab, the dog belonging to Launce in the Two Gentlemen of Verona. The word “watchdog” is first found in The Tempest.d
President Franklin Roosevelt created a minor international incident when he claimed he sent a destroyer to the Aleutian Islands just to pick up his Scottish Terrier, Fala, who had been left behind.d
Within hours of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, specially trained dogs were on the scene, including German Shepherds, Labs, and even a few little Dachshunds.d
It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.d
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.d
Hollywood’s first and arguably best canine superstar was Rin Tin Tin, a five-day-old German Shepherd found wounded in battle in WWI France and adopted by an American soldier, Lee Duncan. He would sign his own contracts with his paw print.d
At the end of WWI, the German government trained the first guide dogs for war-blinded soldiers.d
A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can.c
Touch is the first sense the dog develops. The entire body, including the paws, is covered with touch-sensitive nerve endings.e
Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog’s ear.e
The names of 77 ancient Egyptian dogs have been recorded. The names refer to color and character, such as Blackie, Ebony, Good Herdsman, Reliable, and Brave One.d
In Egypt, a person bitten by a rabid dog was encouraged to eat the roasted liver of a dog infected with rabies to avoid contracting the disease. The tooth of a dog infected with rabies would also be put in a band tied to the arm of the person bitten. The menstrual blood of a female dog was used for hair removal, while dog genitals were used for preventing the whitening of hair.h
In early Christian tradition, Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, is sometimes depicted with a dog’s head.g
The oldest known dog bones were found in Asia and date as far back as 10,000 B.C. The first identifiable dog breed appeared about 9000 B.C. and was probably a type of Greyhound dog used for hunting.g
There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.d
The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.d

Dog nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints

Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.c
Bloodhound dogs have a keen sense of smell and have been used since the Middle Ages to track criminals.e
It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.a
Dogs in a pack are more likely to chase and hunt than a single dog on its own. Two dogs are enough to form a pack.a
Dogs can see in color, though they most likely see colors similar to a color-blind human. They can see better when the light is low.c

Studies show that petting a dog lowers blood pressure

Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.a
Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.h
Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8′ 3″ from his nose to his tail.d
The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.c
One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 puppies in seven years.c
The most popular dog breed in Canada, U.S., and Great Britain is the Labrador retriever.d
Greyhounds appear to be the most ancient dog breed. “Greyhound” comes from a mistake in translating the early German name Greishund, which means “old (or ancient) dog,” not from the color gray.g
The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old.d
Most experts believe humans domesticated dogs before donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, cattle, cats, or chickens.h
A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.i
Dogs with big, square heads and large ears (like the Saint Bernard) are the best at hearing subsonic sounds.c
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.a

Studies show that some dogs can detect cancer by smelling a person’s breath

Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.c
Dogs have a wet nose to collect more of the tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air.i
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.a
Different smells in the a dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.a
Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.a
In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.a
Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.a
Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany left approximately $106 million to her Alsatin, Gunther III, when she died in 1992.d
A lost Dachshund was found swallowed whole in the stomach of a giant catfish in Berlin on July 2003.d
In Australia, a man who was arrested for drug possession argued his civil rights were violated when the drug-sniffing dog nuzzled his crotch. While the judge dismissed the charges, they were later reinstated when a prosecutor pointed out that in the animal kingdom, crotch nuzzling was a friendly gesture.d
The Beagle came into prominence in the 1300s and 1400s during the days of King Henry VII of England. Elizabeth I was fond of Pocket Beagles, which were only 9″ high.d

Golden Retrievers may improve a person’s chance of attracting a date

The best dog to reportedly attract a date is the Golden Retriever. The worst is the Pit Bull.d
The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.d
The Beagle and Collie are the nosiest dogs, while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest.d
One survey reports that 33% of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away..d
Thirty percent of all Dalmatians are deaf in one or both ears. Because bulldogs have extremely short muzzles, many spend their lives fighting suffocation. Because Chihuahuas have such small skulls, the flow of spinal fluid can be restricted, causing hydrocephalus, a swelling of the brain.d

Intense grief over the death of a pet dog is normal and natural

The grief suffered after a pet dog dies can be the same as that experienced after the death of a person.a
There are almost 5 million dog bites per year; children are the main victims. Dog bites cause losses of over $1 billion a year.d
A person should never kick a dog facing him or her. Some dogs can bite 10 times before a human can respond.d
The most intelligent dogs are reportedly the Border Collie and the Poodle, while the least intelligent dogs are the Afghan Hound and the Basenji.d
One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.d
a Bailey, Gwen. 2002. What Is My Dog Thinking? San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press.
b Brewer, Douglas, Terence Clark, and Adrian Philips. 2001. Dogs in Antiquity: Anubis to Cerebrus The Origins of the Domestic Dog. Warminster, UK: Aris & Phillips.
c Budiansky, Stephen. 2000. The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestory, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis familiaris.New York, NY: Penguin Putnum, Inc.
Owning a dog is perhaps one of the greater pleasures that we have in life. After all, it not only provides us with a companion, it provides us with a member of the family that in many cases is one of the more loving members that is in existence. That doesn’t mean, however, that there are never going to be problems when it comes to owning an animal. As a matter of fact, there are several different problems that can occur which need to be addressed as soon as they appear. Here are some of the issues that may occur and what you can do to help avoid them or correct them, if necessary.
The first thing that I want you to understand is the fact that in many cases, there is going to be an underlying issue which causes any type of behavioral problems. If your dog is acting normally for quite some time and all of a sudden, it begins to bite or bark incessantly, there is likely an issue that needs to be corrected. This is not always a behavioral problem and as a matter of fact, it can more often be addressed with a visit to the veterinarian. An infection or other problem that is causing your dog pain or discomfort may be at the root of the issue.
There are also times when a medical reason cannot be determined for the problems that are experienced by your animal. In those cases, the best thing that you can do is to take your animal for some dog obedience training classes. Those classes can help teach the dog the basic obedience commands, such as sit, down and stay. Most dog owners take their animal for these classes early in their life, but dog training can be done, even when the dog is quite a bit older. There are some things that need to be considered before you choose those classes.
First of all, you need to consider the type of training that they have available. In some cases, they may use methods that are uncomfortable for the animal. It is going to be up to you to decide if they are offering what is needed for both you and the dog. It is also a good idea for you to look into the possibility of hiring a dog trainer that will come to your home. In doing so, they will be able to see the animal in its home habitat and to correct any issues that they see. If you take the dog outside of the home to be trained, it is possible that the dog will be on its best behavior and some of the training may be missed.
There is no doubt that having a dog that is well trained will be a treat for every member of the family. At times, however, that training may take some time and effort on your part. Make sure that you are doing all that you can to make the dog a comfortable part of the family. They will provide you with companionship for many years.
The author of this article works in dog training and is often asked from her clients about problematic dog behavior. She recommend to first seek veterinary help as it may be a disease and would need vaccination. If it is not a sickness, then to seek dog obedience training to cure bad dog behavior

I bet you will find out some things you didn’t know before about mans best friend, I know I did.
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.
Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas
A German Shepherd guide dog led her blind companion the entire 2100 mile Applachian Trail
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could product over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
Dogs’ only sweat glands are between their paw pads
Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age
The breed Lundehune has 6 toes and can close its ears
Teddy Roosevelt’s dog, Pete, ripped a French ambassador’s pants off at the White House
President Lyndon Johnson had two beagles named Him and Her
Franklin Roosevelt spent $15,000 for a destroyer to pick up his Scottie in the Aleutian Islands
In Roman times, mastiffs donned light armor and were sent after mounted knights
The Russians trained dogs during WWII to run suicide missions with mines strapped to their backs
A dog’s mouth exerts 150-200 pounds of pressure per square inch
… with some dogs exerting up to 450 pounds per squre inch.
A one year old dog is as mature, physically, as a 15 year old human
The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world
France has the 2nd highest
The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog
87% of dog owners say their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch T.V.
Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures
15 people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites
In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than by sharks in the past 100 years
Gidget is the name of the Taco Bell dog
Newfoundlands are great swimmers because of their webbed feet
Basset Hounds cannot swim
Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 45 miles per hour
Bingo is the name of the dog on the side of the Cracker Jack box
The bible mentions dogs 14 times
Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese
The Labrador Retriever is the #1 favorite breed in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs
An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner’s will
An American Animal Hospital Assoc. poll found that 33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone and leaving answering machine messages for them while away
Dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them
At the end of the Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life”, a high-pitched dog whistle was recorded by Paul McCartney for his sheepdog
70% of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards
58% put pets in family and holiday portraits
There are only 350 Cisky Terriers in the world – perhaps the rarest breed
The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in 17th century England when it is believed that many cats and dogs drowned during heavy periods of rain.
Dogs have no sense of “time”
Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years
The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound
The world’s smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua
The St. Bernard is the heaviest
Only dogs and humans have prostates
But dogs do not have an appendix
Every dog on earth likely descended from a species knows as the Tomarctus – a creature that roamed the earth over 15 million years ago
The oldest known breed is likely the Saluki – originally trained by Egyptians to help them track game.
In 1957, Laika became the first living being in space via an earth satellite
… while JFK’s terrir, Charlie, father 4 puppies with Laika’s daughter
An African wolf dog known as the basenji is the only dog in the world that cannot bark
There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs
Dachshunds were originally bred for fighting badgers
The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever
… while the dumbest dog is believed to be the Afghan hound
A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s
… which they need because their eyesight is not as keen as a human’s.
Dogs judge objects first by their movement, then by their brightness, and lastly by their shape
Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs or at the very least make them violently ill
George Washington had thirty six dogs – all foxhounds – with one named Sweetlips
All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth
Smaller breeds mature faster than larger breeds
Female dogs are only ready to mate – “in heat” – twice a year for a total of roughly 20 days
Puppies sleep ninety percent of the day for their first few weeks
Rin Tin Tin was the first Hollywood dog star
… and he really signed his movie contracts – all 22 of them – with a pawprint
The Wizard of Oz’s Toto was played by a female Cairn Terrier named Terry
Up until the late 1800’s, Collies were known as Scottish Sheepdogs
Dogs have two times as many muscles to move their ears as people
The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system
An elderly woman was saved by her 12 pound Yorkshire Terrier who fought off an 80 pound Akita and survived with only 9 stitches
U.S. Customs dogs “Rocky” and “Barco” were so good at patrolling the border that Mexican drug lords put a $300,000 bounty on their heads
Dogs are all direct descendants of wolves
Wolves and dogs can mate to produce fertal offspring
Female wolves have been known to travel great distances to regurgitate full meals for their hungry pups
Cerberus was the tri-headed dog that guarded the underworld in Greek mythology
Female dogs bear their young for 60 days before they’re born
Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s
Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.
The earliest dog fossil dates back to nearly 10,000 B.C.
Bloodhounds are prized their ability to single out and identify a number of scents simultaneously
Dalmatian puppies are born completely white.
The Ancient Chinese carried Pekingese puppies in the sleeves of their robes
Boxers are so named because of their manner of playing with their front paws
All breeds of dog have been found to attack livestock – from 3 month old puppies, all the way up to thirteen year old poodles
A dog’s heart beats up to 120 times per minute, or 50% faster than the average human heartbeat of 80 times per minute
The oldest dog on record – a Queensland “Heeler” named Bluey – was 29 years, 5 months old
Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport
Dogs were first domesticated by cavemen
Dogs live 15 years on average
Many foot disorders inn dogs are simply an issue of long toenails
More than 5,000,000 puppies are born in the U.S. every year
More than 1 in 3 American families own a dog
Average body temperature for a dog is 101.2 degrees
The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts both offer merit badges in dog care
Dogs are natural pack animals
They are naturally submissive to any creature with higher pack status – human or canine
Dogs instinctively require the pack leader’s approval
Dogs with little human contact in the first three months typically don’t make good pets
The Chihuahua was named after the state in Mexico where they were discovered
After birth, puppies’ eyes do not fully open until they’re about 12 days old
Their vision is not fully developed until after the 1st month

Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown and Kanye West are all being SUED! This is a story you have to READ:

 Yeezy, Beyoncé and Jay Z sued

Yeezy, Beyoncé and Jay Z sued!

Prisoner files lawsuit against musicians…

Some of the music industry’s biggest names have been named in a more than $2 billion lawsuit!

Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna and Chris Brown are all being sued by Richard Dupree, a prisoner in a California jail.

Dupree allegedly believes that the musician stole over 3000 songs he wrote while serving time. They reportedly spied on him via satellite. It is not clear which songs the prisoner is talking about