Dogs and Cats from Around the World and Their Origins

9. Egyptian Mau Cat – Egypt

Egyptian Mau cats are one of the only types of cat to have a naturally spotted coat, kind of like a miniature leopard. They’re also the fastest domestic cat, reaching speeds of 30 mph. DNA analysis shows they actually originated from Europe and North America, despite claims that they’re from Egypt.

They tend to be friendly and loyal, but are sensitive to low temperatures, and need to reside in warmer climates. Apparently, when stimulated, they can emit unusual vocalizations like chirping and chortling.

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8. Japanese Bobtail Cat – Japan

If you’ve ever seen one of those Japanese statues of a beckoning cat with a raised paw, then you might understand how important Bobtail cats are for the country. They’re thought to be a symbol of good luck and are loved everywhere.

They’re famous for their bunny-like tails and for being extremely friendly and talkative. Every so often, they tend to manifest heterochromia, which means they have different colored eyes — one is blue and the other yellow.

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7. Peruvian Hairless Dog – Peru

The Peruvian hairless dog is one of the many breeds of dogs without any fur or coat (you can find more examples in China and Mexico). They have a bit of blond hair on the top of their head, which looks like a cool punk rock mohawk.

They’re friendly to their owner, but can be a bit apprehensive of strangers. It’s important to protect their skin against sunburns, but also zits and blackheads. Legend has it that in the past, one needed to hold a hairless dog next to the chest to cure colds and coughs.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.