If You're Willing to Pay $60, You Can Now Find Out Exactly How Smart Your Dog Is:
The test is available at Dognition.com, and it's an online test. For the test, your dog does a bunch of games and tests their brain on everything from memory to reasoning to compassion.
They're keeping the details of the games pretty locked down. The one they show online has you putting two treats on the ground and pointing at one . . . then seeing if that's the treat your dog eats first or not.
Then you get a full results breakdown on your dog's intelligence and personality. It also tells you which of the nine major dog personality categories it falls into . . . like the "Einstein" dog who is great with physics, or the "Maverick" who's independent.
Dr. Brian Hare from Duke University is the head of Dognition. He says, quote, "We've had a revolution in our understanding of animal psychology." And using the breakthroughs, this test supposedly CAN figure out what's on your dog's mind.
A SWAT Team Had to Be Called . . . Because a Guy Was Furious at a Utility Worker for Spoiling the End of a College Basketball Game?
Last week, 32-year-old Dan Drobac of Eagan, Minnesota recorded a University of Minnesota men's basketball game. Based on the schedule, it must've been the game last Tuesday between Minnesota and the University of Nebraska.
By Friday, he STILL hadn't gotten around to watching . . . and, somehow, he'd still avoided spoilers. Until a utility worker outside his house started listening to a sports-talk radio show, where the hosts mentioned the game's outcome. And Dan heard it.
So he responded by threatening to KILL the worker . . . then barricaded himself inside his house. A SWAT team had to be called in, and the cops eventually went inside . . . but they didn't find any guns. Dan's been charged with felony terroristic threats.
By the way, Minnesota beat Nebraska 84-to-65. Let's hope that didn't spoil it for you. And if it did, please refrain from causing a police standoff.