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Chinese Dog is 'Maths Genius,' According to Owner
The Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2012

Posted on 12/08/2012 2:09:16 PM PST by nickcarraway

Potato the dog from Jiangsu province in China has been taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Proud dog owner Lu Zesheng says he has been able to train his two-year-old canine companion Potato to do arithmetic. Lu poses the questions, and Potato barks the answers.

For example, when asked: "How much is 3.44 plus 3.56?" Potato barks seven times which, according to Lu, means he knows the answer is seven.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/08/2012 2:09:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 12/08/2012 2:12:27 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s see how the dog answers “How much is 3.44 plus 3.55?”


4 posted on 12/08/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway

Suuuure.

Mine knows when it’s dinnertime.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 2:15:21 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: F15Eagle

“Hey Sweet Potato, what’s Pi?”


6 posted on 12/08/2012 2:16:18 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: nickcarraway

My dog knows how to tell the time.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 2:16:53 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: nickcarraway

The dog is lucky. The Chinese don’t eat potatoes


8 posted on 12/08/2012 2:18:09 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: nickcarraway
Anyone remember the story of "Clever Hans" from psych 101? Just watch this guy.
9 posted on 12/08/2012 2:24:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GotMojo

Well, you certainly wouldn’t eat a dog like that all at once. [/old joke reference]


10 posted on 12/08/2012 2:25:30 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Nachoman

I was thinking of the prized pig joke, too.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 2:26:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: hinckley buzzard

Which, in itself, was quite impressive. In that case, they said the trainer was unaware of the signals he was giving. It could be the same with this man.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 2:28:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I heard the dog licks himself first if its a negative number


13 posted on 12/08/2012 2:28:57 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: hinckley buzzard

Whenever I see a particular scene from one of my favorite movies, I think of “clever Hans.”

It’s a scene where a doting father is standing over his young son, a musical prodigy, playing the harpsichord for assorted guests.

You can probably guess the movie and the characters.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 2:31:01 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: F15Eagle

>>>Let’s see how the dog answers “How much is 3.44 plus 3.55?”>>>

The dog can’t because Lu Zesheng won’t be able to know the answer and hold up his fingers to show the dog how many times to bark.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 2:31:59 PM PST by kitkat
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To: nickcarraway
And my chicken can dance!


16 posted on 12/08/2012 2:32:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GotMojo

To give a complex answer, he gives one value while pointing north, and another value pointing east.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 2:33:36 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: nickcarraway

Recruit that dog! He’s smarter than our generals!


18 posted on 12/08/2012 2:35:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Joe 6-pack

I blame Bush. : (


19 posted on 12/08/2012 2:41:36 PM PST by UnBubba
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ve heard people say that the Chinese are smarter.

I guess that dog proves those people right.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: GotMojo
“Hey Sweet Potato, what’s Pi?”

Some dogs, by breeding, are particular to Shepherd's Pi...


21 posted on 12/08/2012 2:46:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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What are ‘Maths’ ?


22 posted on 12/08/2012 2:49:08 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: nickcarraway

yeah...but can he do it in ENGRISH?????


23 posted on 12/08/2012 3:01:04 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: nickcarraway
Big deal. I asked my dogs what you get when you take 2 to the third power, add 2 and subtract 10.

They said nothing.

24 posted on 12/08/2012 3:12:13 PM PST by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway
What's on top of the house?
How does sandpaper feel?
Who was the greatest baseball player of all time?
25 posted on 12/08/2012 3:13:11 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: AlmaKing

In England, they shorten mathematics to maths, instead of math, like we do in the United States.


26 posted on 12/08/2012 3:15:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He’s an Asian dog...Mathematical ability is hardwired.


27 posted on 12/08/2012 3:17:26 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: nickcarraway

Neighbor had a dog that could play chess.

First time I saw them playing chess together in the kitchen I was amazed.

Told my neighbor his dog was pretty damned smart - maybe a dog genious even.

He said: “Nah - he ain’t so smart - I can beat him two out of three times....”


28 posted on 12/08/2012 4:30:26 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: nickcarraway
And I bet when you ask him what 2.44 plus 4.56 is, or 3.61 plus 3.39 is, or 56 divided by 8 is, he also barks seven times! Amazing!
29 posted on 12/08/2012 4:33:45 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Psalm 73

I knew that guy! He went to either Clemson or Auburn...I can’t remember which.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 4:34:36 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: nickcarraway


31 posted on 12/08/2012 6:23:36 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a good animal trainer. Wonder if he could teach Slow Joe to tap his answers out with his foot?


32 posted on 12/08/2012 6:29:14 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: F15Eagle
Let’s see how the dog answers “How much is 3.44 plus 3.55?”

"Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff, yip!"

33 posted on 12/08/2012 6:38:03 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: KarlInOhio

....uh...DiMaggio?


34 posted on 12/08/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by HusbandMan
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To: Pearls Before Swine

lol - when I return home the dogs bark at me to let me know they’re hungry - all the while backing into the kitchen - I ask them, the sandpaper was what? On top of the house is the what? They always answer rough, rough and roof, roof - :)


35 posted on 12/08/2012 7:17:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: AlmaKing

It’s like arithmetics


36 posted on 12/09/2012 3:21:49 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway

What astounds me is that the dog speaks Chinese! ;-)


37 posted on 12/10/2012 8:20:23 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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