Here at Curiosity, we have a rule of thumb we like to throw around: if the idea has the number three or seven in it, chances are it's a myth. Celebrities don't really die in threes, for instance, and your body doesn't really replace itself every seven years. For whatever reason, those are nice round numbers that people love attaching to nonsense. So when people say that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years, that ought to activate your baloney detector. The truth is that dogs are much more complex than that.
Time Travel, Canine Style
How Old Is That Doggy In The Window?
Animal Myths Busted!
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Key Facts In This Video
Smaller dogs age less every calendar year than larger dogs, whose lifespans are typically shorter. 00:34
Camels store fat, not water, in their humps. 01:34
Elephants are not afraid of mice, though their poor eyesight means that can be startled by quick movements from any animal. 02:34
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