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She discovered that dogs were more likely to yawn after hearing the yawn of a familiar human than of an unfamiliar human.

There is more here, and I thank Vic Sarjoo, a loyal MR reader.

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And thus is human knowledge and well-being advanced.

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Familiarity breeds contempt.

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ZMP research

+yawn

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"Studying Contagious Yawning Might Help Us Build Better Societies"

That implies that societies are built, by us. I haven't been doing my share unless commenting on this blog counts. I'll yawn in front of the dog for awhile.

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The best thing is that dogs around the world run off when I bend down and pretend to pick up a rock.

The second-best thing is that our Korean, Chinese and Hawaiian neighbors enjoy dog meat as an appetizer or even a meal.

And we eat pigs, who are reputedly smarter but missed the cute genes.

I used to think we domesticated dogs. Now I believe dogs saw a good deal living with us - warmth, scraps, protection - and colonized our societies.

Pigs are cute! Problem is they're more delicious than cute.

How do we know dogs aren't delicious? Ever try one? :)

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I guess the Vernal Equinox has drawn the trolls out form under their bridges.

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I think that the Ig Nobel Prize has found its future laureate. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ig_Nobel_Prize)

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