PUPPY WAKES UP OWNER AND LEADS HER TO FIRE - “Lisa Burns said her seven-month-old dog Xena woke her up early Monday morning and led her to a small fire in her house.”
A seven-month-old puppy named Xena noticed that a fire had broken out in her house in Illinois. She jumped up and down on her owner and woke her up. Xena then led her owner to the scene of the fire and disaster was averted. Read more from The Alton Telegraph:
“It was out of character for her,” said Burns. She said the dog would normally lie by her side until she woke up, but that morning, Xena wasn’t waiting for Burns to wake.
She began jumping on her owner to wake her up an hour before the alarm went off. Burns said when she woke up, she could hear an electrical hum and knew something was wrong.
Then dog then lead her to a small fire which Burns was able to easily extinguish. Burns said she fears what may have happened if Xena had not woke her up.
“It could have been a lot worse,” she said. “It would have been really going good before I would have know
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In 1927, two German gynecologists Zondek and Aschheim developed the rabbit test. They injected a woman’s urine into a female rabbit. The rabbit was then examined over the next couple days. (Read: killed and surgically examined.) If the rabbit’s ovaries responded to the female’s urine, then hCG was present and the woman was pregnant. For the first time there was a test that accurately detected pregnancy and it was widely used from the 1930s to 1950s. All rabbits that were used in the program had to be surgically operated on and were killed. It was possible to perform the procedure without killing the rabbits, but it was deemed not worth the trouble and expense. Today, modern science doesn’t need to kill rabbits, but the rabbit test is considered a stepping stone during the middle of the 20th century.