Oscar's Doggy Trivia

Oscar's Doggy Trivia

  • Who first thought of using dogs to guide blind people? At the end of World War I, the German government trained the first guide dogs to assist blind war veterans.
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  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
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  • A dog’s memory lasts only about five minutes [Ed. mmmmmmmmmm not sure that I believe that!]
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  • Dogs can hear sounds that are too faint for us to hear, and also can hear noises at a much higher frequency than we can. Their hearing is so good that they probably rely more on sound than on sight to navigate their world.
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  • It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
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  • Italo Marchiony sold his homemade ice cream from a pushcart on Wall Street. He reduced the overheads caused by customers breaking or wandering off with his serving glasses by baking edible waffle cups with sloping sides and a flat bottom. He patented his idea in 1903.
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  • Every known dog except the chow has a pink tongue - the chow's tongue is jet black.
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  • The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
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