Don’t let your dog park the car: Fido will forget 2 minutes later

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Hachiko greets his master at the station in a statue to be erected at the University of Tokyo next month to honor the world's most faithful dog on the 90th anniversary of the professor's death.

Hachiko greets his master at the station in a statue to be erected at the University of Tokyo next month to honor the world’s most faithful dog on the 90th anniversary of the professor’s death. Photo courtesy of the University of Tokyo.

If your dog goes berserk with joy every time you walk through the front door — even if you’ve been out of the house for only two minutes — there may be a very good reason for that, National Geographic notes.

He’s got a lousy memory — at least of certain events. Continue reading

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Massachusetts moneymaker: Snow only $89 a shipment!

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Pedestrians are forced to walk single file down on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. | AP photo

Pedestrians are forced to walk single file down on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. | AP photo

Yo! Want some snow?

Well, you might not want any, but think about those poor, deprived kids in Miami or L.A. basking in the winter sun who’ve never been able to have a snowball fight.

An entrepreneur near Boston, which has now gotten a record-breaking 100 inches+ of snow, has figured out how to make money off of Mother Nature: He’ll overnight a shipment of the white stuff for only $89, Boston.com reports. Continue reading

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Rats got a bad rap for the Black Death, scientists say

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Researchers have thrown out the verdict against the rat, for centuries blamed as the primary carrier of the bubonic plague that struck Medieval Europe again and again with such ferocity.

The rat was wrongly accused, scientists report this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Continue reading

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