The Water Bowl: Dog Saves Drowning Toddler

Michigan Dog Saves Drowning Toddler in Pool

06/27/2012 AT 11:30 AM EDT

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A Michigan family's dog saved their 14-month-old son, Stanley, when he fell into the backyard pool. "Bear put his back underneath Stanley's back to keep him from going under any farther," mom Patricia Drauch said of their Labrador retriever. "I don't know where I'd be if Bear didn't go in for him and keep him up out of the water before I could get to him." –ABC News

While under the influence of a designer drug, a Texas man attacked his family and neighbors, an episode that included crawling on all fours and barking, and that ended in his eating the family dog alive. Michael Daniel has since been arrested for felony animal cruelty charges. –New York Daily News

Google's artificial brain simulator, comprised of 16,000 computer processors with one billion connections, taught itself to identify cat videos after being exposed to 10 million randomly selected YouTube thumbnails. Though it was never taught what a cat is, the frequency of feline videos on the website trained the Google brain to recognize the animal. –Wired



An elephant at the Prague Zoo is creating paintings that the zoo can auction off to raise money for an elephant zoo in Sri Lanka. The artwork created by Shruti, an Indian-born elephant, will hopefully procure enough funds to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Sri Lankan zoo. –NBC Chicago

A 9-month-old Pomeranian named Mace lost two of his toes after being caught in an escalator in Boston. Whereas humans can discern when to pick up their feet at the end of a ride, dogs have no such ability. But after being treated at an animal hospital, Mace is expected to make a full recovery. –CBS Boston

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