5 Fab Facts (Episode 32)

Feb 3, 2021

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Below are the top 5 Fab Facts heard on Episode 32 of Newsy Jacuzzi!

In this episode we explained the route domestic dogs are most likely to have taken on their journey from wolf to cute canine, information now known thanks to the latest study. Not just that – heard the one about the genius dogs who could learn our language? Or what about the dog collar that can tell you how  your dog is really feeling? We discussed all the latest dog news as there happens to be a lot around right now. And – don’t worry – in case you’re not a dog lover –  we had other news too. Royal news in fact: the future king of England wants your help, yes you! Hear how. And talk about bubblicious – the alternative rock band, The Flaming Lips, gives new meaning to the word “pop” in a pandemic-special performance.

And the top fab facts that came out of all that were:

FAB FACT NUMBER 1: Dogs are thought to have been domesticated during the last Ice Age. When was that?

The last Ice Age was around 21,000 to 17,000 BC.

FAB FACT NUMBER 2: Research shows dogs all came from wolves based where?

Scientists believe all dogs derive from Siberian grey wolves.

FAB FACT NUMBER 3: How do scientists believe Siberian grey wolves became domesticated?

Scientists believe wolves became domesticated during the last ice age when the animals wolves prey on became locally extinct and they ate scraps of meat that humans didn’t want.

FAB FACT NUMBER 4: Terra Carta is the environmental recovery plan by Britain’s Prince Charles. But what does terra carta mean?

Terra Carta is Latin for Earth Charter. And a charter is a document outlining an organization.

FAB FACT NUMBER 5: Wombats are cute little Australian marsupials that produce cube-shaped poo. But what is significant about marsupials?

Marsupials are creatures, like wombats and kangaroos, that carry their young in natural pouches.