Archive for October 20th, 2010

An Actual Senior High Yearbook Picture

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

From Santa Fantasia, California

Cats: A+ on Intelligence; C- on Attitude

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I guess I relate to cats – they remind me so much of me!  I laughed out loud when I read:

“Recent studies have shown cats are potentially more intelligent than dogs but they are usually neither motivated nor compliant when it comes to participating in research”.

New Scientist Magazine detailed the results of some new studies comparing the two. It’s a well-known, scientific fact that the number of neurons in the brain’s cortex is an indication of intelligence.  Dogs have 160-million of these neurons.  Cats? Over 300-million.

However, researchers became frustrated with the study.  Although both species cognitivly understood the commands (such as a person using pointing gestures as a cue for food), dogs were eager to please the scientists, cats “just didn’t want to participate.”

My Vasectomy Scars are Singing

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010