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Meet The Dogs Guiding The First Blind Man To Ever Run The New York Half Marathon

What an accomplishment! Thanks to these adorable furry companions, Thomas Panek was able to partake and complete the New York Half Marathon, making him the first blind person to ever do so! See the images from the marathon below:

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13 Photos From History And The Amazing Stories Behind Them

These incredible photos were taken way way back and the stories behind them will make you laugh, cry or just miss those good old days. Via: Klyker

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The founder of modern nursing, the french queen of extravagance, an actress, and a convicted felon are some of the craziest cat ladies ever.



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The Ancient Egyptian king Thutmose III described the chicken as a marvelous foreign bird that "gives birth daily." Romans brought them on their military campaigns to foretell the success of future battles. Today, this bird occupies a much less honorable position – on dinner plates. Chris Kniesly explains the evolving role of chickens throughout history. 



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About 10,000 years ago, humans first started domesticating animals for food. Since then, the way animals look has drastically changed. Animal breeding has made sheep lose their horns, pigs lose their tusks, and cows gain lots muscle. Check out this interesting video by Science Insider. 

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Cat videos have taken hold of the internet in an unimaginable way. Let this animated timeline take you on a journey through the history of the most popular cat videos ever!



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Meet The Fascinating Pets Of The Ancient World

The relationship between humans and animals has been evolving for thousands of years, and animal companions are just as loved today as they were in the ancient world. It wasn't always just cats and dogs, however. Pets in ancient history consisted of creatures from all branches of the tree of life. Reptiles, birds, fish, and many other creatures have lived with us since time immemorial. These historical pets are as fascinating as ever, and they give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of our ancient ancestors. Via: Ranker

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14 Hilariously Wrong Historical Photos Depicting Animals

As artists and scientists throughout history began to study animals in earnest and create compendiums of fantastic beasts (and where to find them), they had to rely on secondhand knowledge to create their own drawings. The result? Hilariously inaccurate and weird depictions of creatures that look more like they come from a Dr. Seuss book than an encyclopedia. Via: Ranker

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Of all the species that humans have domesticated, dogs are our oldest animal friends. But how did a group of wolves become the furry pup at the end of the bed? New research is finally unlocking the paw-in-hand evolution of dogs and humans. In this episode we're answering one big question: Did we domesticate dogs, or did dogs domesticate us?  Interesting tail...


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11 Times Cats Made History

Cats were making history long before they ruled the internet. Here are 10 noteworthy felines who left their pawprints on the world. 

Via: Mental Floss


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Famous Men Throughout History and Their Beloved Cats

Illustrator Sam Kalda, created Men and Cats: An Illustrated History. Profiling famous cat-loving men throughout history, from writers to fashion designers, the ongoing series includes the likes of Haruki Murakami, Karl Lagerfeld and Ernest Hemingway.

The Brooklyn-based illustrator casts some light on another part of the personalities of these men, showing them to be just as loving as they are thoughtful. Find out more on Kalda's website. Via: It's Nice That


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“The History of Cats in 101 Objects” Is The New Perfect Book For Any Cat Lover

Cats have held human fascination for thousands of years, from the Ancient Egypt feline warrior goddess Bastet to modern YouTube videos of kittens riding on a Roomba. The History of Cats in 101 Objects is a fun, fact-filled visual history of the human relationship with cats. The book covers topics such as: the adoration of cats throughout history, the evolution of the domestic cat and rise of the indoor cat, Contemporary cat obsessions and products perfect for every feline fanatic.
This charming book also delves into how cats have slinked their way into some of our most lasting works of literature, films, television and other pop culture, and it explores the mesmerizing behaviors we adore, from swatting balls of yarn to taking cat naps in strange places.
The perfect book for anyone who has a fluffy-yet-infuriating feline companion of their own. If interested, you can buy it HERE for 14.99$.

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15 Historical Photos Of Cats During War

 While cats might not immediately stand out as brave military animals, the fluffy little felines served an important role in the lives of soldiers, serving as mousers and ratters to protect vital food stores and prevent the spread of disease. But perhaps more importantly, cats often served as a morale boost for soldiers. Many cats were adopted as "mascots" whether it was in the trenches of WWI, aboard battleships, planes or tanks. Via: Flashback & Meowingtons

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Know Your Feline’s History With This New DNA Test For Cats

Have you ever wished you could find out about your cat's ancestry and ultimately their health and habits? Well, now you can! Find out what your cat's DNA can tell you about their ancestry and ultimately their health and habits.


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8 Craziest Myths About Cats Throughout History

Since time immemorial, civilizations across the world have been devising myths about these curious creatures, ranging from superstitions about their supposed luckiness to stories of them playing fiddles, hanging out in cradles, or sailing the sea with owls in pea-green boats. Here are some of the more curious beliefs different cultures have held about felines throughout history.

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