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29 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Man's Best Friend

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Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by taking a look at these historical pictures of pooches. All photos and captions courtesy of Getty Images.

1. 1860: A canine amateur photographer.

2. 1867: A Victorian family sitting outside their country home.

3. 1890: A woman posing for a portrait in a photographic studio with her dog.

4. 1890: Children of the Klondike area of Yukon Territory, Canada, sitting with their dog by a street sign. In the 1890's there was a great gold rush here, yielding over $22 million worth of gold in one peak year of production.

5. 1895: A pet dog sitting on the dining room table whilst a couple has their dinner.

6. 1904: A party of holidaymakers at the seaside.

7. 1908: A young crocodile, the perfect new pet for ladies, as demonstrated by this woman and her dog at Bostock's Jungle, Earls Court.

8.1910: Lady Aberdeen, wife of British statesman John Campbell Hamilton Gordon (1847 - 1934), 7th Earl of Aberdeen, with her dogs at Dublin Castle.

9. 1917: A member of the American medical staff, who are playing in a baseball match at Epsom, holds their bulldog mascot which is in uniform.

10. 1924: Natalie Kingston, one of Mack Sennett's bathing belles, is pictured on the beach, embracing her dog.

11. 1925: A dog dressed in a suit tries to get past a security guard at the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios.

12. 1925: A young child with a bowl and a little dog on a lead.

13. 1926: Mrs H Bebbington and her Great Dane Hereward of Cubourough at the Croydon Dog Show.

14. 1926: Ralph Miller spars with 10-month old "Battling Von," a member of the Melford Kennels AC of Los Angeles.

15. 1926: Mr. Barnard, a member of the London Aero Club, makes sure that his canine co-pilot has the right goggles.

16. 1929: American President Calvin Coolidge with his wife and dog in front of the White House.

17. 1930: Mrs. Bernard Cathbert drapes one of her chow dogs around her shoulders in the garden of Omar House, Catford, London.

18. 1932: A doggie produces a milk bottle in an effort to stem the flood of tears from its charge.

19. 1934: Wally Kilminster enjoys a foam bath with his dog in the dressing rooms at Wembley Stadium.

20. 1935: Little Evelyn Luff with her entourage of Saint Bernard dogs at Staines Abbots Pass kennels, near Reigate in Surrey.

21. 1938: A kennel-maid from Ifield Kennels takes to a bicycle to exercise two French Poodles.

22. 1941: American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his car with his Scottish terrier, Fala.

23. 1954: A cyclist in Holland transports her pet dog in one of the panniers on the back of her bicycle.

24. 1955: A dog joins its owner at the salon for a cut and blow-dry.

25. 1955: A young pupil from Green Chimneys school, Brewster, New York, playing with a bull terrier.

26. 1960: Actress Audrey Hepburn on a film set with her pet poodle.

27. 1962: Charles Tumbridge riding his scooter through the streets of Kensal Rise, London, with his pet dog Susie in his mobile kennel.

28. 1966: A blind woman relaxes at the local swimming pool, watched over by her guide dog.

29. 1971: Miss Freda Cook wheels in her West Highland White Terriers to the Crufts Dog Show at the Olympia Stadium.

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Why Male Hyenas Have It Worse Than Females
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A life of hunting zebras and raising young on the savanna isn’t half bad for a female hyena. Sadly, the same can’t be said for their male counterparts. As MinuteEarth explains, things take a downturn for the males of the species once they hit adolescence. No female in their pack will mate with them, a behavior scientists believe evolved to avoid inbreeding, so they head off in search of a different group to join. After dealing with vicious hazing from their new clan, they file in at the bottom of the rank and wait for other males above them to die so that they can slowly gain status.

Even after rising through the hierarchy, the most a male hyena can aspire to is being second place to the lowest-ranking female. Thanks to their bulky build and aggressive behavior, female hyenas enjoy a dominant position that’s rare in the animal kingdom.

After watching the video below, head over here for more facts about hyenas.

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A Beached Whale Sculpture Popped Up on the Banks of Paris's Seine River
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In Paris, dozens of fish varieties live in the Seine River. Now, the Associated Press reports that the famous waterway is home to a beached whale.

Rest assured, eco-warriors: The sperm whale is actually a lifelike sculpture, installed on an embankment next to Notre Dame Cathedral by Belgian artists’ collective Captain Boomer. It’s meant to raise environmental awareness, and evoke "the child in everyone who still is puzzled about what is real and what is not,” collective member Bart Van Peel told the Associated Press.

The 65-foot sculpture has reportedly startled and confused many Parisians, thanks in part to a team of fake scientists deployed to “survey” the whale. One collective member even posted a video on social media, warning Parisians that there “may be others in the water” if they opt to take a dip in the river, The Local reported.

The whale sculpture is only temporary—but as for Captain Boomer, this isn’t their first whale-related stunt. Last summer, the collective installed a similar riverside artwork in Rennes, France, and they also once strapped a large-scale whale sculpture to the back of a truck and drove it around France.

[h/t Associated Press]

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