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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Sunday, December 28, 2014


You learn something new every day. For example, today I learned that during the Cold War, President Kennedy and Soviet leader Khrushchev got along well enough to exchange letters with warm greetings, and once those greetings came with a puppy.  "Pushinka" was the pup of Russian space dog Strelka; Strelka made it into orbit and back alive.  Could a fluffy white dog have been one of the last thin barriers keeping the world from nuclear war during the Bay of Pigs conflict?  This BBC article thinks so.

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