JUDGE JUDY came up with a pretty fascinating experiment on a recent episode of her show.
The case involved two people who were both claiming to be the rightful owner of a dog named ‘Baby Boy.’
The woman who had Baby Boy insisted that she LEGALLY bought the dog off someone on the street. Then there was also a guy who claimed that he was Baby Boy’s owner before that, and that someone had stolen him.
So, Judge Judy let Baby Boy decide who his true owner was.
She let him loose in the courtroom . . . and right away, he ran over to the original owner’s feet, jumped on his leg, and wagged his tail. She gave him the dog.
Cat lovers are going to hate this study. Researchers recently had people judge how attractive strangers were by looking at pictures of them with different PETS. And having a DOG makes you seem much sexier than having a cat.
The sexiest pet to have if you’re a man is a PUPPY. People thought guys were 24% sexier when they were holding a puppy . . . 14% more trustworthy . . . 7% smarter . . . and 14% more attractive overall.
Cats only made guys 5% sexier. Kittens had even LESS of an effect, at 4%.
Once that puppy grows up, it won’t have much of an effect though. Small and medium dogs only made guys 3% sexier, and large dogs only gave them a 2% boost. But overall, guys were seen as slightly more attractive with dogs than cats.
If you’re a WOMAN, the sexiest pet to have is a MEDIUM-SIZED DOG. They made women seem 7% sexier . . . 7% more trustworthy . . . 6% smarter . . . and 7% more attractive overall.
Posing with a cat actually made women slightly LESS sexy, and kittens basically had no effect. Puppies gave women a 3% boost in sexiness . . . small dogs, 4% . . . and large dogs, 3%.
(Check out more stats from the study here.)
Here’s some good news if you ever realize you’ve just spent the past 15 minutes talking to your DOG while they just stared at you blankly and occasionally licked themselves. It’s not a sign that you’re NUTS . . . it’s a sign that you’re SMART.
A behavioral scientist from the University of Chicago says that when you talk to your pets, your plants, your car, or anything else that’s not an actual person, you’re just demonstrating a high social IQ and a uniquely human need to bond and connect.
Quote, “Recognizing the mind in other animals, a god, or even a gadget . . . is a reflection of our brain’s greatest ability, rather than a sign of our stupidity.”
A video of an excited Jack Russell terrier running an obstacle course at the Crufts dog show in England is trending online.
He had a little too much energy, and bit it on one of the first obstacles he had to jump over. Then he took a ramp a little too fast and almost wiped out again.
A list with the most popular DOG names for this year just came out and they’re remarkably similar to the most popular ones last year. See? Nothing has changed in 2016. The world is still the same place it’s always been.
The top 10 names for male dogs in 2016 were: Max . . . Charlie . . . Buddy . . . Cooper . . . Jack . . . Rocky . . . Bear . . . Duke . . . Toby . . . and Tucker.
And the top 10 names for female dogs were: Bella . . . Lucy . . . Daisy . . . Lola . . . Luna . . . Molly . . . Sadie . . . Sophie . . . Bailey . . . and Maggie.
There was only ONE name on each list that wasn’t in the top 10 in 2015: Tucker for male dogs and Bailey for female ones.