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What's the Best Kind of Dog Leash?
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Elvis productions is created and hosted by Mitchelson Elson and executive produced by Jay. Brennan of disgraced land listened to dear young rocker on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. took him to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff lauren. Bogle bomb here when you adopt a puppy or an older dog. There's a lot to look forward to a fun. Days of playing with her and taking walks feeding her teaching her tricks taking walks cuddling on the couch with her and yes taking more walks. Dogs require walks. The obvious reason is that they have to go out to do their business meaning urinate and defecate. The frequency depends on the breed. But if you live in an apartment or a house without a fenced yard where they can roam freely to take care of the call of nature as the adult in the room you are responsible for taking them out to a designated area where they can go and you can clean up after them but there's more to it than that dogs need lots of exercise. They need to burn off energy and socialized dogs. Hello Dog Park. Walks are an important part of your dogs. Daily routine and that means you're pups leash is a crucial canine accessory. But there are a dizzying number of options. So we he talked to an expert about her favourite leash and why she recommends it Susie. Aga- is a nationally recognized dog trainer an expert in dog behavior modification and the founder of Atlanta dog trainer. She has decades of dog training experience and has clear preferences about leashes for starters. She never recommends a retractable leash. She explained they're very popular leashes but everyone hates them. It's irritating for the dogs on the leash. They've got constant tension on them and it's irritating for humans in the community most pet owners. Don't ruin their dogs. They just let them wrap up. Whoever's walking by retractable leashes are dangerous? Dogs and humans. How many times have you been strolling along in the park minding your business? When suddenly there's a Doberman Pinscher staring at you a good twenty to thirty feet or six to nine meters away from its owner also retractable? Leads can hurt you the dog Walker. Should you attempt to grab it in case of an emergency it could give you a rope. Burn and be leashes are infamous for snapping due to strain or mechanical mechanical failure and whipping back with high force toward the walkers body and face Aga- also doesn't recommend the slip lead which is basically a slipknot allowing knowing you to slip your dog's head through the loop and poll to tighten Think of those leashes you get at the vet but they can be very dangerous. She said I don't like them. Because it puts that's a lot of pressure on the dogs. Trachea can cause a lot of damage. Aga's leash recommendation is a basic six foot or approximately two meter braided leather leash with brass fittings the clips onto the dog's collar or harness. Whichever the dog wears when walking Aga- says six feet is plenty long for every breed of dog to get away to use the bathroom the only time she doesn't recommend the brass fittings is for small dogs because the brass can be too heavy for those smaller dogs try stainless steel or aluminum fittings fittings instead ag- explained a leather leashes last a really long time? I've got one leash. That's fifteen years old. Most leashes available in the market are made of reinforced. Nylon or cloth webbing some even have carbon-fiber with an into them others are made of nylon rope. Aga- says those are fine but to be prepared hard to keep buying them she said nylon leashes even the ones that are sturdy. webbing are fine but they don't last. As long as leather dogs can chew through them and then the owners ended up tying them in nuts. There's a lot of stuff in the dog world designed to make you buy more as a trainer. I want something that's going to last a long time. Aga- says all all dogs should wear collars so that they always have tags on the leash clips onto the caller. Some dog breeds though benefit from wearing a harness when they go for walks especially large. Large breeds like huskies or Bernese mountain dogs and much smaller ones. such as toy breeds or puppies. Harnesses are good for dogs. Who pull a lot too? I explained harnesses are designed. So there's less pulling front clip harnesses seemed to work best for that and you don't want to put a lot of pressure on the trachea of a small breed so a lot of toy breeds. I use harnesses rather than color because of how small they are. This episode was written by Patty Rassmussen introduced by Tyler claim steps production of iheartradio's. How stuff works for more on this monsoon topics visit our home? Planet has dot com and from our podcast. My heart radio. Do Heart radio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows hi. I'm Bobby Brown. Welcome to my podcast. CAST beyond the beauty. A new show from iheartradio. I'm going to be sitting down with different people each week that I think we can. All learn from iheartradio is number one one for podcasts. But don't take our word for it. Listen to the on the beauty on the iheartradio APP apple podcast or ever. You get your podcast because we all of something to learn about the real meaning of beauty the only way is through a new podcast in partnership with iheartradio. CEO underarm players coaches and athletes will share intimate and personal stories performing at the highest level. 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What Can You Do If Your U.S. Money Gets Mangled?
"Today's episode is brought to you by the capital one venture card the capital one venture card you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase everyday and you can use those miles toward travel expenses like flights hotels the rental cars and more just book and pay for your travel using your venture card and redeemer miles toward the cost capital one. What's in your wallet. Credit approval required capital one bank u._s._a. N._a. Welcome to brainstorm production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff. Lauren vogel bomb here. Let's say you get a little forgetful and leave your day planner with tickets to a baseball game in two hundred dollars in cash on the roof of your car and that they plan are just happens to fall fall off at a railroad crossing. Everything gets mangled when the four oh five freight train goes barreling through the crossing the baseball tickets are gone. The planner is a lost cause and all that's left. The cash is a chewed up twenty dollar bill. You can't possibly use it. Can you or can you most damaged u._s. Cash whether it's shredded by a train damaged in a flood or even if your dog eats it is covered through the u._s. department of treasury's bureau of engraving and printing or b._p. And specifically gli their mutilated currency redemption service but it takes a lot for a bank note to be considered mutilated bills that are dirty limp defaced torn or in other words more than one half intact. Don't go far enough the b._p. Defines mutilated currency as bills that have been quote severely damaged to the the extent that its value is questionable or security features are missing that means a twenty dollar bill from our railroad example is simply torn. It's no problem get out the tape even spend way but let's say you find a cache of cash buried in your yard. I mean that happens all the time right. The bills have deteriorated to the point that security thirty features such as the watermarks color shifting ink security thread or three d security ribbon are no longer visible or have been destroyed now. Things are a little more complicated implicated in cases like this again. This happens all the time right. You'd have to submit what's called a mutilated currency claim to the ep. It's basically a letter describing how the currency got damaged. You'd include. It's estimated value and other contact information including your banking information. You also need to send the money to the ep where they will examine it. This process can take anywhere from six months to three years depending on how complicated the case and how damaged currency the treasury department has guidelines on its website about how to package up the cash for shipping but in general you'll need to send it in the exact same condition. You found it if the currency was flat. Keep it that way if it was a role. Don't try to straighten it. One caveat defaced coins shouldn't be sent with paper currency coins go to the u._s. investment for evaluation and are not redeemable for cash value only the value of the metal. So how much can you get back for your damaged cash. That depends on what the b._p. Examiner fines treasury department regulations state the u._s. Currency can be exchanged for full value. If more than fifty percent of the bill is identifiable viable as u._s. Currency and enough of any relevant security features remain or if fifty percent or less of the bill is present and treasury examiners are convinced that the missing portions have been destroyed the u._s. treasury department handles about thirty thousand mutilated currency claims annually valued at more than thirty million dollars. The most common causes for damaged currency are fire water exposure to chemicals and explosives damage from rodents animals or insects and deterioration or petra fixation from barrio. Today's episode by patty rassmussen and produced by tyler claim brainstorm is production of iheartradio's stuff works for more on this must of other topics visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com and from podcast from iheart radio is iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows and we're back at the ron burgundy podcast season do baby the pressure team. What win do i brush my teeth. Whenever what else does on holidays and sometimes i forget. I'm not perfect smell of your breath breath. The smell of rare steak aged whiskey no carolina that doesn't bother me. Listen to the ron burgundy podcast on on apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you find your podcasts.
What Happens If a Dog Loses Its Sense of Smell?
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When you take your dog for a walk you know you're going to stop at every. Fire hydrant mailbox and any other marked item along the route. That's because dogs have highly sensitive sniffers. Their noses are constantly processing information left by other neighborhood dogs or critters that have passed through their turf. Scientists say a dog sense of smell is ten, thousand, two, hundred, thousand times more accurate than humans. Bugs have been trained to sniff bombs at, it's to participate in search and rescue and to even detect certain diseases like diabetes and possibly novel coronavirus. But just like any other of the senses including psyched hearing or taste that sense of smell can disappear for a whole host of reasons. It does it can be confusing for the dog and challenging to diagnose. The loss or the decreased ability to smell is called a nausea and it's a fairly common symptom that people experience with illness or trauma. We heard about it most recently during the covid nineteen pandemic. When it happens to people. We usually self report it unfortunately dogs can't tell their people what's going on instead they may pick at their food or otherwise behave strangely. We spoke with Dr Sarah, more veterinarian and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University. More. Also specializes in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, and she says that it takes a very astute owner to pick up nausea in dogs. She said when we diagnosed her documented nausea in a dog, we're doing it based on changes, behavior patterns or things they used to do that. They can't do anymore. It's quite hard. Especially, if it's just one side of the house, they can still smell out of the other can be really difficult for the owner to realize that there's something wrong. Owners typically bring dogs in when it's affected their work for example, a police dog doing sent work or dogs the airport nothing for explosives or drugs. More had a case of an Osmania in a dog that was a bit sniffer. She said the dog went people's houses and smelled out bedbugs and the owners noticed a change in the way he did his job. That often triggers the visit to the vet, and by then it's usually a complete loss of smell because those dogs are so good at compensating for any loss of smell. But what causes an Omnia? More said, the list of concerns is going to include things like infections of the lining of the nose or chemical irritants. Things can cause inflammation of the nose lining whether that be infectious or otherwise also problems of the brain can actually cause issues with smell. Dogs knows and the links between it and its brain are nothing short of astonishing for starters when canines inhale a fold of tissue inside the nostril separates the airflow into two pads, one for all faction and one for respiration about fifteen percent of the air sent the factory area as its examined recognized or not and sorted before it's exhale. That examination happens in the canine nasal cavity or factory lobe positioned directly behind the nose itself. This lobe is lined with all kinds of tiny nerve cells that connect directly to the brain. Dogs have up to three hundred, million all factory receptors depending on the breed compared with only about six million in humans. More said in dogs, the factory lobe is massive. If you were to look at a dog's olfactory lobe compared to a humans, it's huge dog. Because their sense of smell is so highly developed problems in that area of the brain can cause altered smell. So tumors of the brain strokes had trauma injury can all impact the sense of smell? That's a long list of potential issues. However, once the veterinarian knows what's causing the nausea, it can usually be treated. sinus infection is typically caused by bacteria and thus treated with antibiotics if the problem is brain related such as to surgery may be an option or if they can try radiation therapy. Loss of smell is temporary when caused by an allergic reaction to medication or exposure to chemicals or other irritants and will usually wear off with time though some loss of smell may linger. However, viral infections that caused loss of smell could become permanent depending on what virus causes it. More says that questions about the link between aging and Osmania in dogs are fair because there is some evidence that the condition is linked with aging in people though she has yet to see studies done linking the condition to aging in dogs. For Dogs with viral infections or those that can't otherwise be treated. The good news is is that if it's just a loss of smell, the dogs usually do pretty well with their lot in life though of course, if their job utilizes that sense of smell they may have to retire. And for pups with brain tumors or other brain related issues, the result is more complicated and unfortunately less, Cherry. More said, the problem with brain tumors is that they do get worse and tend to grow and cause other problems. Eventually, there is some Palette of care we can provide. Sometimes, we can use steroids to help with inflammation around the tumor and that can be helpful for a period of time, but it's not a permanent fix from a quality of life standpoint if they're having a lot of other problems, owners might need to consider putting their dog to sleep. But more said, that is definitely a worst case scenario and that in the vast majority of dogs a nausea is conditioned that will not limit a dog's quality of life. She said while it might cause a in the dog's behavior. The good news is that the most common cause of smell dogs is related to sinus infection. So most of those are going to be treatable problems. Today's episode was written by Patty Rassmussen and produced by tyler clay for more on this and lots of other curious topics as it has stuff works dot com breen stuff is production of iheartradio or more podcasts my heart radio this at the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.
What Are The World's Biggest, Baddest Jigsaw Puzzles?
"The brain stuff. A production of iheartradio brain stuff learn. Bogle bomb here even before. It became a popular way to while away the hours days and weeks during isolation putting together. Jigsaw Puzzles was a favourite family activity. But did you know that? Jigsaw Puzzles have their origin in education. Sir John Spills Berry an English engraver and map maker in the mid. Seventeen hundred is credited with creating the first jigsaw puzzle in seventeen seventy six by attaching a map of the world to a piece of wood then cutting the country's out teachers used the maps to teach geography to their students and a recreational activity was born spills berry would hardly recognize his creation today in the early part of the twentieth century. Jigsaw Puzzles were used as marketing tools often given away or sold for mere pennies today companies. Still use puzzles for creative marketing. Take Kodak for instance. It's selling what it. Claims is the quote world largest jigsaw puzzle. We HAVE TO ADMIT. This thing is pretty huge. The fifty one thousand three hundred piece puzzle features twenty-seven injuries from around the world and when completed measures twenty eight point five feet by six point. Two five feet. That's eight point six meters by one point nine meters and this beast costs more than four hundred dollars but all due respect to the Kodak Jigsaw puzzle. The world's largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area. According to Guinness World Records was put together in Dubai in July of twenty eighteen. The puzzle was an honor of the year of Ziyad a year long tribute to the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. The late Shahid there are more than twelve thousand pieces in the puzzle which was an image of Zayed the official record size measured sixty five thousand nine hundred and five point one seven square feet which is six thousand one hundred twenty two point six eight square meters putting together. Jigsaw puzzles is a Greek group activity but one thousand six hundred students of the University of Economics Ad Hoc Human City in Vietnam took it to the next level. When they completed the jigsaw puzzle with the most pieces on record five hundred fifty one thousand two hundred and thirty two to be exact when it was finished the puzzle measured just over. Forty eight by seventy six feet about fourteen by twenty three meters. It took the students seventeen hours to create the massive puzzle which featured a lotus flower with six petals. But what about the hardest jigsaw puzzle? Ever it contains only nine pieces and it's called the puzzle nine it was designed by Asaka. It includes a small board. The nine pieces include right angles and curved edges. That fit together in several combinations. Think Tetris but way harder. The challenge is getting the last piece to fit. It's nearly impossible to fit all the pieces on the board. It took Chris Ramsey a magician video creator and master puzzle or two hours nine minutes to solve the ice nine and by his own description. He was completely exhausted. By the end of the experience. You Sokha created another equally. Difficult puzzle called the Jigsaw Puzzle. Twenty nine the challenge here is to fit twenty nine pieces into a five by five inch. That's twelve by twelve centimeter trae. It comes with five corner pieces. Just let that sink in. Then there's the largest hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle Guinness record held by Dave Edmunds England. Who created a forty thousand seven hundred sixty three piece puzzle celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee the puzzle which featured thirty-three Images of Jubilee celebrations was twenty by eight feet? That's six by two and a half meters. When completed though it collapsed soon after Evans completed it took him and force. More than sixteen days to rebuild the puzzle and move at Sandringham where it went on display and was confirmed as the Guinness World record holder. We spoke by email with Caitlin vesper records manager with Guinness World Records North America. She said one of the main criteria for all Guinness World Records titles is that they must be breakable. Every record titled S- monitored is open to being challenged which allows for all kinds of record breaking opportunities all over the world. The Guinness record for most Jigsaw puzzle pieces tattooed on the human body belongs to the aptly named enigma. Sometimes known as Paul Laurence. Who'S A sideshow performer? Actor musician originally from Seattle in two thousand eleven enigmas set the record for having two thousand one hundred twenty three puzzle pieces tattooed on his body from head to toe in no word on whether anyone comes close to second but many puzzle records are held by companies such as the record for the largest spherical jigsaw puzzle. It measured fifteen point seven feet. That's four point. Seven seven meters in circumference and it was made by unit industrial limited in Hong Kong and featured scene from Winnie the Pooh vesper said brands and businesses. Come to US looking to harness the power of record-breaking to commemorate anniversaries and celebrations or to highlight the launch of a new product. Whole communities can come together to attempt to record to a like in March of two thousand nineteen when more than one thousand seven hundred people formed the largest human jigsaw puzzle piece on record a I. The record raised awareness for autism spectrum disorder. The puzzle pieces the symbol for the autismspeaks organization. Vesper explained each Guinness World. Records title has a set of guidelines. That must be followed. The record for the largest human jigsaw puzzle piece is a great example to highlight. This is considered one of our largest human image categories and the idea is to have a group of people gathered together to form a recognizable image. We define a jigsaw puzzle piece as an oddly shaped interlocking and Tessa leading piece designed to be part of a larger picture. The human image to be created would need to be instantly recognizable as a puzzle piece and not an entire puzzle. This record title can be broken if another group creates same image with a larger group of people. Anybody up for the challenge. Today's episode was written by Patty Rassmussen produced by Tyler. Clack for more on this and lots of other not so. Puzzling topics visit how stuff works. Dot Com Princeton is production of iheartradio. More podcasts. 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Can You Train Yourself to Become Ambidexterous?
"This episode is brought to you by IBM today answers matter more than ever before. That's why IBM is helping. Businesses manage customer questions with Watson. Assistant it's conversational I designed to work for any industry. Let's put smart to work visit IBM Dot Com Slash Watson Assistant. Welcome to brainstorm a production of IHEART. Hey Brain Steph Lorne Bogle bomb here. The. World is made up of about ninety percent of right handed people and ten percents, left-handed people folks who are truly ambidextrous, those who use their right and left hand equally well make up a negligible sliver of the population, but is ambidextrous, inherited or learned, and if learned, can it be learned as an adult? We spoke of email with Dr Sebastian. Auckland Berg a professor of psychology at Ruhr University and BOCOM Germany. He said a little bit of both. And this is determined by about twenty five percent, genetic factors and seventy five percent, non genetic factors like environmental influences. It clearly runs families, so it is somewhat inherited, but learning might also affect it I think amdex steady for a specific task. like hitting a tennis ball with the racket is possible, but full embiid extremity for all tasks is unlikely. Handedness being the skill in comfort, a person feels using one hand, or the other is considered a complex genetic trait, and since genes are involved hand, preference develops before a person's even born, but like other complex traits handedness including ambiguity extremity doesn't have a simple pattern of inheritance. Yes there is a greater chance. The children of left-handed parents will also be lefthanded than righties, but remember the chance of being a lefty is just ten percent overall, so most children have lefties are still right handed. An identical twins are more likely than non identical twins to both be either right or left handed, but many of both types do have opposite hand preferences, and that's before we even talk about whether a child's handedness is allowed to develop naturally or whether parents and teachers interfere. Hand dominance typically develops around age three and fully developed by age four to five, but it can be influenced by insisting a child uses their other hand, or by happenstance for example when he was four years old, former major league baseball pitcher Billy Wagner broke his right elbow and spent the summer in a cast. In his memoir Wachner victory recalls being a natural righty at the time and already mad for baseball, but for the next six weeks he threw only left-handed when the cast came off, he was in for a surprise when he tried throwing with his right, the ball went nowhere had lost not a strength of coordination for throwing with his right arm and gained it in his left. Wagner wrote. I was a natural righty then and still am I do everything right handed eat told tools right start lawnmower everything except pitch. Wagner wouldn't be considered ambidextrous though he's certainly managed to have an incredibly successful career working with his non dominant hand. Baseball is full of players who switch hit meaning. They hit equally well from either the left or right side, and are comfortable, facing left or right handed pitchers, some like hall of Famers, Eddie Murray Mickey Mantle and Chipper Jones were successful, but they like. Wagner weren't truly ambidextrous. Which is something? That's very difficult to do, but why the? Lindburg said headedness is something that is generated in the brain, not the hands as such. The half the brain contra lateral to the hand is better in controlling fine motor movements for example, the left brain hemisphere in right handers. The strength of this preference varies between individuals. Some people have a very strong preference for one hand, and resulting from that greater issue in using the other for specific tasks, so it's the brain that sets the barrier. But if the brains, that's the barrier. The brain can also remove it. Take the case of Billy McLaughlin. McLaughlin is an award winning guitarist known for a unique style of play, placing both hands on the Fredbord, Originally predominantly a right handed guitar player, but in the late nineteen nineties despite having a record at number seven on the billboard. He was struggling with control problems. He was missing notes when he played an experienced muscle spasms to the point that he was unable to perform. Finally in two thousand one McLaughlin was diagnosed with focal Dystonia, a movement disorder, causing muscles to contract involuntarily, though advised to find another career McLaughlin opted to teach himself to play left handed and he succeeded. So this begs the question. Can we teach ourselves to become ambidextrous as adults? A two thousand seven study found that as we age, we actually become more ambidextrous without even trying in part because the hands that we use more loses. Its dominance of the study was small. It included sixty participants all strongly right handed according to the Edinburgh handedness inventory, the participants completed various computerized dexterity tests, which included line tracing and aiming task and tapping the youngest group average age, twenty five years performed all the skills proficiently using their right hand, the Middle Age participants average age fifty years performed well using either hand on the gaming task while the two oldest groups average ages, seventy and eighty years performed just as well using either hand on all tasks except one. However overall performance appeared to decline with increasing age especially for the participants dominant hand, leading researchers to believe that quote, we become more ambidextrous as we get older because dominant hand loses its superior dexterity, and becomes more like are weaker hand. Some people have wondered whether attempting to become ambidextrous could strengthen the brain and potentially slow or fight the effects of aging or dementia Allen Berg said that's a myth, while it is true in general that brain training is a good idea when aging research has shown that what at strengthened is what is trained, so if I trained to write with my non dominant hand, this would affect the motor brain areas of the contra lateral half the brain, but not the areas involved in memory. Thus a specific memory training would make more sense in aging and dementia. Face episode was written by Patty Rassmussen and produced by Tyler claim or more on this and lots of other topics. visit how stuff works dot, com rain, stuff is production of iheartradio for more podcasts iheartradio visit the iheartradio, APP apple, podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. This is Dj Vlad and I want you to check out the Vlad TV podcast since two thousand and eight glad TV has been the leader in hard getting no-holds-barred interviews with the world's biggest rappers singers. Hollywood stars professional athletes and former big time criminals, and now you can catch all of our full Leith interviews. Available Audio podcasts so listen to the VLAD TV podcast on iheartradio APP apple podcasts, spotify or wherever you get your podcast.
How Do Chia Pets Work?
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The actual Chia planter is made of terra cotta. There were originally made in Oaxaca Mexico in late. Nineteen Seventies Joe P DOT founder of Joseph Enterprises Inc purchased the rights to Chia pets after finding them at a trade show in Chicago. He began marketing. The product mainly to drugstores and discount department stores. We spoke Michael Hirsh Vice President of Joseph enterprises which was acquired by the National Entertainment collectibles association in two thousand seventeen. Hirsch said would advertise it on television at different times of the year. We discovered that the best time of the year was the holidays. That's how he did it for years. Hirsch explained the company's first sales demographic was mostly women and children who wanted to grow plants indoors. He said they wanted something in the wintertime that they could grow inside. It's a planter. People have to plant. It was fun and educational. Chia is a flowering herb related to mint and sage. The seeds are popular food item partially because they swell up with water. Grabbing niece alleged that adds a jelly like texture to foods like pudding and like other plants in the family. They grow pretty easily. But how the terra cotta figurines grow sprouts. Is it really as simple as water and watch it grow as the ads imply almost there are four basic steps to successfully growing? Chia pet. I you soak the planter. It's important to so correctly and completely for best results it for several hours. Then you soak the cheese and water before you spread them on the planter out about two teaspoons of seeds to about a quarter cup to three quarters of a cup of water and stir the water occasionally so the seeds don't congealed as they released that. Gel next spread the seeds on the planter. He's a plastic knife. A rubber spatula or your fingers to apply the seeds evenly against the groups of the planter. Finally put your pet and a sunny spot and water at every day and just remember like any other house plant. Chia pets should be on a plate or dish to collect water and protect the surface. It's on and don't expect overnight growth. You won't see sprouts for at least a week with care feeding and good sunlight. The Chia pet should achieve maximum after four to six weeks. The first Chatsworth the Chia Bowl and cheer ram although there was a Chia guy too and wild animals were and still are popular in Nineteen eighty-two Hersh says the company began licensing figures beginning with three iconic looney tunes characters Tweety bird a task. The Tasmanian Devil End Elmer fudd licensing truly raised the status of the Chia pet from quirky gift to iconic pop culture. Collectible Hirsch said we look at trends and we look at what looks good growing a Chia pet because not everything makes the grade. We look for things we think people would love to have. We've had good luck with some. He's not kidding. Among some of the company's biggest hits are Shrek and the fellows from Duck Dynasty. Her said they actually came to us. Bob Ross has also been phenomenal. The company typically licenses about three to four new products each year to go along with the stable of puppies kittens hedgehogs llamas and other Chia pet favorites Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been immortalized in the Pantheon of Chia pet planters. Barack Obama was once presented with to fully grown Chia pets of himself by then president of Joseph Enterprises after crowing. Hey I've got green hair. He's lightly accepted the planters. According to Hirsch Chia Joe Biden is on its way of course Chia. Pets are also used as promotional items by sports teams and other companies for giveaways similar to bobbleheads and logo emblazoned. Kitsch Hirsch. Said we've done. Chia pets for the major league baseball. Los Angeles dodgers the San Francisco giants the Washington nationals end. The National Basketball Association Chicago Bulls Chia. Pets are collected by people. All over the world said people send us e mails telling us. They're missing X Y and Z. And ask whether we're still making them but we also like coming up with great new ideas. They're releasing the Child Chia pet. Which if you didn't know is the official name for the baby. Yoga from Disney's television series. The man delorean these whimsical. Planters have become such a part of Americana that in two thousand three P. Dot was asked to donate his television advertising tapes selection of Chia pets and his company papers to the Baring Center Archive at the Smithsonian National Museum of American history in Washington. Dc achieved pet was also included in the nineteen ninety nine special exhibition capturing time for the New York Times Capsule in which artifacts from the twentieth century were placed in time capsule will remain closed until January. First three thousand. 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How Did Ankylosaurus Work?
"Today's episode is brought to you by Mazda back in the before times before covid nineteen, Mazda invited a few of US I. Heart podcasters out to drive there do see X. Thirty from Palm Springs to San Diego and trip encapsulates what I miss about traveling and being on an unfamiliar road, feeling the grip of the curves enjoying the world is you only can from a car with the windows down and the music up their whole lineup of. Is made to be agile in sippy on city streets or winding mountain roads, but roomy enough to bring long whatever you need for either or both their sleek outside, and in designed to reduce distraction, and give you the control and confidence to really enjoy the drive for more information on Mazda. C UV lineup including the first ever see X. Thirty go to Mazda. USA DOT COM. Slash IHEART and don't forget to explore their strongest options. Welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey Brain Steph Lauryn Bogle bomb here. It's hard to read anything about dinosaurs about bringing along preconceived notions of what the creatures might have looked or acted like most people have either read books, children, or watch television or movies depicted dinosaurs is massive and monstrous creatures, seeking to destroy or devour anything in their path. Some those animals like tyrannosaurus were huge predators, but not all dinosaurs that bill enter the Ankylosaur. This four-legged Dino was certainly big. The largest ankylosaurs ever found was over twenty feet or six meters long and weighed around four tonnes, but and kyle was before a plant eating tank of an animal, and we do mean tank the Kyla. Soroush was covered with thick bony plates defense that came in Handy for this happy herb war, and lent its name and Kyla sors men's fused lizard, in Greek the bony plates refused to the dinosaur skull and other body parts making it extremely sturdy. Oh we spoke by email. With Dr Hans soups, the senior research, geologist and curator of fossil vertebrates in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. He said the first line of Defense was their outer armor, composed of bony plates in and Kyle were so heavily armored that even their upper eyelid was protected by bony, plate one group of Kyla Soares had massive clubs of bone at the end of their tails, and they could swing their tails to inflict massive damage on the legs of an attacking Predator. The KYLA sources body was thicken, squat its legs sturdy that abroad triangular shaped skull, but it was the armor that made the difference hard plates covered with bony spikes, jutting from its flanks and Bony Knobs, called OSTEO terms or scoots protruding from its back. Horn performances stood out above each eye, and on the sides of the face, not in Kylie stories had the same armor patterning, but all had armored to protect them from predators, most notably tyrannosaurus and the like. And, in Kylie's aures needed that protection, because they spent most of the day eating massive amounts of food, stripping leaves from low-lying plants. Su said they have small teeth. Similar to those of present day planned eating lizards, an amazing discovery of nearly perfect in Kylie's or skeleton from all burden in Canada preserved gut contents, the confirmed the entirely sewers eight plants. However also shared a startling discovery, he said one small boned Ankylosaur recently discovered in northern China apparently went into lakes and even eight small fish. The first in Kylie's or fossil was discovered by Barnum Brown in the Hell Creek formation in Montana in nineteen. Oh six, but in Kyle Soares have been found in many places throughout the world including Europe and. Asia Australia in North and South America. Su said in fact, one of the first dinosaurs ever to be discovered, was it an kyle or from southern England, discovered in eighteen thirty one. And KYLA had complex nasal system that included a large cavity volume for the region of the brain that handles the sense of smell. A twenty eleven study in the Journal of Anatomy suggested that Ankylosaurs may have had a highly developed sense of smell in order to find food and the predators. We don't know whether or not entirely sores were social as adult so whether they moved in herds. According to Sousse, there's simply no evidence one way or the other. Though he said that a group of very young and kyle sores were discovered in the Gobi Desert. And though in Kyla, sores, armor and body type might bring to mind thoughts of alligators and crocodiles. SEUSS says they're not related. Birds are still the closest living relatives of all dinosaurs. Interestingly and Kyla Doris was estimated to have lived between sixty six point eight million to sixty five point five million years ago in North America during the late Cretaceous period, which means and Kyla sores were among the last dinosaurs roaming earth. According to the US geological survey, dinosaurs went extinct about sixty five billion years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period. One fascinating in callous, our discovery in two thousand sixteen in Montana's Judith. River formation for striking and spiky resemblance to the mythical monsters Zule from the movie ghostbusters you know is no Dana only Zule the terror dogs that Dana and Louis turn into. The paleontologist, who made the discovery were so struck by the similarity between the recovered skull, and the movie monster that they named the specimen Zule crew vast a tour, which means destroyer of Shins in Latin and refers van Kyla Sores Club like lead crushing tail. Today's absurd was written by Patty Rassmussen and produced I. Tyler claim for more in this amounts of other topics that were very big and Samaria visit how stuff works. Dot, com, brain, stuff, production of iheartradio for more podcasts. My heart radio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Today's episode is brought to you by Mazda back in the before times before covid, nineteen STA in a few of US IHEART podcasters out to drive there do see X. Thirty from Palm Springs to San Diego and that trip encapsulates what I miss about traveling and being on an unfamiliar road, feeling the grip of the curves enjoying the world is you only can from a car with the windows down and the music up their whole lineup of you. You vs is made to be agile in sippy on city streets or winding mountain roads, but roomy enough to bring long whatever you need for either or both their sleek outside, and in designed to reduce distraction, and give you the control and confidence to really enjoy the drive for more information on Mazda C UV lineup, including the first ever see X. Thirty go to Mazda USA dot com slash iheart and don't forget to explore their strongest finance options.