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It is fairly common knowledge that seven dog years are equal to one human year. But guess what? That's a myth! Dog years are much better determined by their weight. All dogs fall into either a small, medium or large category based on their body size. The giant Great Dane, for example, is much older in human years than a Chihuahua. A 10-year-old Great Dane can be a whopping 80-90 in human years. They surely look a lot better than we do at that age, huh? Watch the video below to learn why mice don't actually like cheese and other mind-blowing animal myths you would have bet money were true. Be sure to thank us in the comments for saving you a pretty...

The oldest pet rescue in the United Kingdom, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, is offering some of its felines to help the Palace of Westminster get rid of its vermin infestation. The proposal comes after another complaint of mice in the building, as reported by The Independent. The historic site is the location of the country's two houses of Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Credit: Shutterstock Sightings of mice and mouse droppings are unfortunately a common occurrence for those who work in Parliament. There have also been reports of chewed corners on official documents. Parliament already has two cats in place to handle the mouse infestation. Larry, Chief Mouser...

Scorpion-Eating Mice Feel No Sting

The sting of the Arizona bark scorpion is so fierce that humans say the pain is like being hit by a hammer. But the tiny grasshopper mouse shakes off the sting like it's nothing. Now, researchers have found for the mouse, the sting really isnothing. Instead of causing pain, the scorpion venom blocks it, a fact that could lead to the development of new pain-blocking drugs for people. RELATED: Parasite Brainwashes Mice to Not Fear Cats "The venom actually blocks the pain signal that the venom is trying to send" to the mouse, said study researcher Ashlee Rowe of Michigan State University. "We don't want to try to sound too cute or anything, but it is sort of like an evolutionary martial...

Deep in the cloud forests of Central America, two species of singing mice put on a high-pitched opera to mark their territory and stave off clashes, researchers discovered. Alston's singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina) and the Chiriqui singing mouse (S. xerampelinus) have overlapping lifestyles in the cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama. But the tawny cousins seem to establish geographic boundaries so they can avoid competing with each other. "A long-standing question in biology is why some animals are found in particular places and not others," study researcher Bret Pasch, a postdoctoral fellow at the the University of Texas at Austin, said in a statement. "What factors govern the...

Clever Mice Doing Tricks

Who says mice can't do tricks? These clever rodents sure can! They can skateboard, jump, put coins in your hand and even scurry around your fingers. It's quite amazing to see such a small animal use its intelligence to successfully and skillfully accomplish whatever is put in front of them. We hope this video shows everyone that mice aren't just great pets, but also intelligent animals that love to learn new things, just like dogs and cats. Now, can we get these little fellas some congratulatory cheese, please?...