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Let’s forget the weekend by learning about where dogs come from

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A lot of stuff happened this weekend, from that Trump tape, to people reacting to the Trump tape, to America’s former sweetheart Billy Bush getting in trouble over the Trump tape, and then that whole presidential debate where Donald Trump loomed over Hillary Clinton’s shoulder like a gargoyle while she answered questions from the audience, so if there was ever a Monday that needed to give people a way to rinse all of the toxic sludge out of their brains and replace it with something a bit more cheery, then today is that Monday. Thankfully, The Atlantic has just what we all need: A cute, educational cartoon about dogs.

You like dogs, right? They’re fun, they’re playful, and they like to sniff butts. In fact, we’re willing to go on the record as stating that dogs are pretty much man’s best friend—and we don’t mean that in a gendered way, either. We’re talking about mankind as a whole. Apparently, though, dogs didn’t just arrive in our homes by magic, it actually took a very long time for them to go from wild, freedom-loving wolves roaming the wilderness to the adorable little puppies we have today who must ask for our permission before going to the bathroom. This Atlantic video goes into a new theory about where dogs come from, and even if you don’t care about the science, there are plenty of cute cartoon pups for you to look at:

See? Now you probably can’t even remember what that whole tape thing was about. (It was about Trump saying that he can do whatever he wants to women because he’s famous.)


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