Can Humans Eat Dog Food?
It is true that dogs are carnivores. They have been eating meat since they were born. However, it’s not just their diet; it’s also their behavior towards other animals. Dogs don’t attack other animals unless provoked or if there is no alternative. If they do attack, then it usually results in death for them due to bites and claws.
Dogs are very social creatures. They live with other dogs and even cats. Their relationship with each other is so close that they often sleep together.
Dogs will stay near their owners at all times when they’re sleeping, but if someone else is around, they’ll go somewhere else instead. When you visit your friend’s house, you may see your dog sitting outside waiting for you to come back home before going inside to sleep. A dog doesn’t like being left alone!
Dogs are intelligent beings. They learn things quickly and they can understand human speech. They’re also good learners, which means they retain new information better than most other animals.
A dog’s sense of smell is ten times stronger than a person’s. So if you want to keep your pet company while you’re out, make sure to spray some perfume on him or her first! (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
Now, let’s talk about the myths surrounding these canines.
Are they true? Or are they simply just rumors made up by people who are bored or misinformed?
You be the judge.
1. Dogs Only Attacked Humans in the Past
The belief: Dogs used to be wild animals that only attacked people. Over time, they evolved and became companions of humans. Now, their role is to protect us from intruders or anything that threatens our well-being.
The truth: This is a myth, but it’s not completely wrong. Wild dogs did attack humans in the past. Back then, they lived in packs to hunt for food, and they preyed on people as their main food source.
That’s why some ancient tribes used dogs to guard their villages by night. If a stranger approached the village, the dogs would attack him and the stranger wouldn’t get too close. (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
2. Dogs Pulled Trains
The belief: During the Industrial Revolution, trains were just starting to become popular. Since they needed a way for the trains to get from one place to another without accidentally crashing into each other, they used dogs to pull them.
The truth: This only happened once in 1815 during the early development stages of trains. A blacksmith called Trevithick made a small locomotive that ran on steam. The train only consisted of one carriage, so it wouldn’t go very fast.
It was just a small demonstration model. He tested the train on a mining site, but unfortunately, it was so powerful that it derailed and crashed. It was later fixed and ran successfully for nearly a mile! (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
3. Dogs Wore Masks to Filter Out Air Pollution
The belief: After the Industrial Revolution, pollution was getting out of control in big cities. Since breathing the dirty, blacked air would be damaging to a person’s health, dogs wore masks to filter out most of the bad air.
The truth: Air pollution was a serious problem during this time, but people didn’t have masks to protect themselves. Instead, people just moved away from the big cities. Those that stayed lived in the countryside, got used to the pollution, or just died early deaths.
Most dogs at this time were bred to be indoors a lot since people were aware of how dirty the air was and didn’t want their pets to suffer. The only masks that dogs would’ve worn would’ve been around their necks! (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
4. Dogs Helped Build the Pyramids
The belief: The ancient Egyptians were able to build the great pyramids by themselves. Any evidence that another civilization helped them was destroyed on purpose. Since there are many depictions of dogs in paintings and carvings in ancient Egypt, it’s commonly thought that they used dogs to build the pyramids.
The truth: The ancient Egyptians didn’t use dogs to build the pyramids. The pictures of dogs in paintings and drawings are just there because people liked to draw dogs. The ancient Egyptians didn’t have a problem leaving evidence that another civilization helped them.
They left all kinds of clues! (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
5. Dogs Took the Place of Children
The belief: In the past, it was common for families not to be able to have children. Since they wanted a child so much, some families adopted dogs to act as substitutes. These dogs wore clothing and were even called children.
The truth: This is a myth. Dogs that acted like children were called pugs, and they were fashionable pets among the rich in the 18th and 19th centuries. (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
So now you know! And knowing is half the battle!
Hey guys! New storytime! This one is about an old video game that I found at a yard sale called “Barkley, the Shark.” I think you’ll like it.
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Barkley, the Shark
Barkley is a game for the Atari 2600. It was developed by a company called Insanity and released sometime in 1982. The name “Barkley” comes from Charles Barkley, a famous NBA basketball player at the time.
He apparently was very popular and people wanted to make games about him. This is one of those games.
The concept of the game is that Charles Barkley is swimming through the water with the goal of reaching a lighthouse on the shore. Along the way, various objects will try to kill him. If he makes it to the lighthouse, he wins.
Good luck, Charles! I’m rooting for you!
So let’s watch this video and find out if he makes it or not! Here we go…
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Alright! That was…interesting.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen something so ridiculous in my life.
Was this even legal? How could they make a game about Charles Barkley without his permission?
Charles “Bull” Vanderbilt once said:
Yeah, well that’s just, like, your opinion, man. And also wrong.
Charles “The Round Mound of Rebound” Barkley has been the subject of many cartoons and comics throughout the years. He’s even been in video games before. (Source: (LINK REMOVED)
If you’re wondering why I have a screenshot of NBA Jam here, it’s because several years ago someone made a version of it for the Atari 2600 called “Robo-Basketball.” That game was ridiculous too. But we’ll save that story for another day.
The point is, Barkley has been in other games before. But they were games that he had control over. This game was made by someone without his permission.
It’s still insane to think that this game exists. I’m glad I found it, because it truly is a time capsule into the past. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece of video game history.
And, of course, it’s also proof that Charles Barkley does, indeed, have magical powers.
Thanks for watching!
And now, I’m going to bed. I’m tired from all this researching I’ve been doing lately.
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