Firefighters Called to Rescue Puppies—But What They Found Was Even Stranger

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How Far Did They Have To Look?

The storm drain was deeper than expected and very dark, and while the firefighters could hear the tiny yelps, they couldn't see any animals. The grate's openings were small enough to slide a teeny puppy through, but they had no way to climb back out. The rescue team worried they wouldn't be able to find them...

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Moment of Truth

Once the team pulled out not one, but a whole litter of puppies, the next thing they had to do was determine if there was still a mother around. They had to see if they still had a "newborn smell," because if the scent of humans mixed with the scent of the babies, the mother might reject them. However, what they determined was much worse than a few abandoned babies...

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The More You Know

  • A reservoir in space holds 140 trillion times the amount of water in Earth's oceans.
  • The Nobel Committee declined to award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948 because "there was no suitable living candidate." This was meant as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated earlier that year without receiving the Prize.
  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time.
  • A German and British aeroplane shot each other down in Norway during WWII. The crew met and helped each other survive. Two of them later visited each other many years after the war was over as friends.
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