Tuesday Trivia ~ March 29, 2016

doge-ears-Hey there sport’s fans…Sam here! If you’ve been overdosing on watching March Madness, here’s a short trivia quiz to re-stimulate your brain. So set that remote down and put on your thinking cap!

  1. How many taste buds do dogs typically have?
  2. Three dogs survived from the sinking of the Titanic. Do you know their breeds?
  3. At what frequency do dog hear?
  4.  How many muscles do dogs typically have in their ears?
  5. Who were Bummer and Lazarus from 1860’s San Francisco?
  6. What breed of dog is born with a ‘soft’ spot in their skull similar to human babies?
  7. True or False…did Sigmund Freud used a dog to assist in his therapy sessions.
  8. What breed of dog did Napoleon own?

Well that’s it for me in this edition. Gotta go and burn my bracket. Anyone else surprised the Syracuse men and women’s teams were sooo good?


  1.  Dogs typically have 1700 taste buds which probably explains why they enjoy ‘gourmet’ garbage. Humans have about 9000 and cats have 473 which might explain feline finickiness. 🙂
  2. All from first class cabins, two Pomeranians and a Pekingese. Guess it pays to be a lap dog.
  3. Frequency is measured in Hertz…the higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz. [Sam’s mom: This of course does not explain why Sam seemingly doesn’t hear some commands…can anyone explain that other than he’s either stubborn or stupid?
  4. Dogs have 18 muscles controlling their ears (cats have 32, humans have only 6) [Sam: So how come mom can hear me licking my leg in the dead of night when she’s asleep if she only has 6?! I just don’t understand.
  5. A plaque commemorating those 2 rascals is in the park area next to the Transamerica Pyramid. This bonded pair were allowed to roam free by local law enforcement and their escapades as rat-catchers and petty thieves were featured in cartoons and newspaper stories. [Source: Encyclopedia of San Francisco]
  6. Chihuahuas are the only breed born with an incomplete skull. The soft spot known as a molera in dogs (for us uprights, it’s called the fontenel) isn’t a defect; it’s a normal adaptation for easing passage through the birth canal. Like human babies, care must be taken the first six months to avoid injury as it develops.
  7. True! Freud believed Jo-Fi, a Chow, would move closer to patients as they become less stressed.
  8. This was a trick question because I’m a pill of a dog. 🙂 Napoleon never owned dogs, in fact hated them even when a Newfoundland saved him from drowning.


How many did you get right?

Live, love, bark! <3

26 thoughts on “Tuesday Trivia ~ March 29, 2016

  1. Fun. Lots of new stuff for me. And I’m starting to understand some of those brain-damaged chihuahuas I’ve met. 🙂

    And yeah, I think Napoleon had a big grudge against Josephine’s dog.

  2. Wait, now I’m so confused. This Napoleon story is all over the internet. I’ll have to find out if he had a change of heart or if the story is apocryphal:

    “This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.

    Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.”

    1. I’ve seen a multiple accounts of Napoleon regarding dogs but yes, your story is definitely a frequent one. Sam and I discussed this; he opted for the ‘not a fan’ story. We read several sources which suggest the general had mixed feelings about both dogs and cats. His beloved Josephine’s temperamental Pug bite him on his wedding night; and there as no love lost after the cook’s bulldog eventually killed the little pup. 😉

  3. Sam,
    When you seem not to hear certain commands, you’re neither stubborn nor stupid. You’re “intelligently selective”! 😉
    Have a great day,

  4. Answer to #3: It’s called “selective hearing”. Dogs have it mastered, and so do some humans.
    Answer to #4: We dog moms have ESP, Sam. It’s a special trait that is normally inherited from our own moms. Some of us are also light sleepers, which intensifies our ESP at night.

  5. Dogs don’tcare about food quality,they eat fast for surviving reasons also for that in their nose they have about 220millions sensors compared to about 5milion humans have.This is why they can smell incredible things.Yesterday I saw one of my dogs sleeping and suddendly waking up sniffing around…was a little spider and she was smelling it.Do spiders smell? 🙂

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