Dogs and Cats from Around the World and Their Origins

6. Bulldog – England

Bulldogs have a very characteristic face, where their lower jaw grows bigger than the top one, making it protrude a bit outward, exposing their bottom teeth. They’re a symbol of courage and determination, and were often likened to Winston Churchill.

Despite the somewhat threatening face, they’re very friendly and great to have around kids. The name comes from the bloodsport bull baiting, where bulldogs and pitbulls would try to grab a tethered bull by its nose and pin it to ground.

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5. Chow Chow – China

Though prominent in China, DNA analysis shows Chow Chows originated in Siberia or Mongolia some 3000 years ago. They’re one of the ancient dog breeds that are still present nowadays.

They have a slightly aggressive temperament and were used in the past for hunting and guarding. Apparently, teddy bears were created because Queen Victoria would take her Chow Chow everywhere she went, but when faced with disapproval, she had a dressmaker create a stuffed animal version for her.

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4. Dalmatian – Croatia

Dalmatians are lovely dogs with spotted coats. They’re mostly black and white, but can also be found in blue (grayish), brindle, and lemon colors. For a long time, they were considered unintelligent, but the reality is that most become deaf through the years.

In the past, they were mainly used for guarding, sporting, and exterminating rats and vermin. Due to their affinity with horses, they were also called “firefighter dogs,” as they used to escort the horse-drawn fire carriages.

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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.