Dogs and Cats from Around the World and Their Origins

3. Great Dane – Germany

Despite their immense size, Great Danes are usually extremely friendly and loving towards humans and other animals. They tend to weigh between 110 and 180 pounds and reach a height of 31 inches (though the biggest Dane reached an impressive 44 inches!).

They were mainly used as hunting dogs in the old days. But we’re not talking about hares and squirrels — they hunted bears, deer, and boars!

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2. Fila Brasileiro – Brazil

If someone is looking for an all-round outdoorsy dog, it might be a good idea to get a Fila. Due to being excellent trackers and relatively aggressive, they were used for hunting, herding livestock, and to control big preys.

They can be super obedient and protective of their owners, so they need intense socialization in order to develop a calmer temperament. Filas also have an unusual gait, which is somewhat similar to how a camel would walk, using two legs from one side at a time.

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1. Siberian Husky – Russia

Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi people, a hunter-gatherer tribe, in north-eastern Siberia. They’re a resilient breed, which helped the tribes through the harsh environment of the Arctic.

It’s interesting to note that Huskies don’t bark, instead they howl very much like wild wolves. During the summer, the Chukchi allow them to wander about freely in packs, hunting wild cats, squirrels, and birds. However, as they’re usually brought up in a family setting, Huskies are not aggressive and are considered to be good with children.

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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.