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There is a world of weird hiding inside your Maltese—or any other dog for that matter. In recent years, scientists have uncovered the strange things that dogs use. Besides having special muscles to manipulate people, they tap into the planet’s magnetic field to poop. Then there are the dogs that…
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Have you ever dreamed of owning an exotic pet? Some people have lived that fantasy, keeping wild animals as companions. We’ve already told you some uncomfortably odd stories involving some of the strangest pets on the planet. But the weird and wacky can give way to nightmares in the waking world.…
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As far as we know, every animal must rest at some point. We didn’t used to think so. Some animals, like the dolphin or bullfrog, simply have sleep habits that look an awful lot like not sleeping to the human eye. But even those that don’t sleep at all still rest. Most insects enter into a state…
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One of mankind’s greatest wishes is to live without the worry of old age. Fountains of youth and mythological sources of longevity are common in our legends and fairy tales, but each of us progresses slowly, aging toward our eventual end. Still, we wish for something different. As a sort of bitter…
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