Popular Science teems with nerds who loves dogs. I'm certainly in that category, and you probably are, too -- hey, I didn't click the link with "science" and "dogs" in it. So here are some nerdy dog statistics: Nearly as many pet dogs exist in the United States as human children. More precisely, about 70 million dogs curl up in 36.5 percent of homes, compared to 78 million kids living in 45 percent of homes. What's more is that dogs are smart. Very smart. With the proper training, some can learn more than 1,000 words, among other intellectual feats.
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To give your furchild the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education that it deserves, peruse five nerdy dog toys we're excited about in this gallery.
That's a sick fact that we have nearly as many dogs as we do pets. But hey in bad times that's a large food supply! Or at least to the Chinese.
Any animal is food if you're desperate enough...
Years ago it was notice that the quantity of dog or cat food being sold in our country greatly exceeds the amount of dog or cat consumption, which brought the requirement that dog and cat food be made for human standards of consumption. ;)