Carrier Pigeons Turn Cameramen (May, 1936) (May, 1936)
We’ve seen these pigeons before. This article also has examples of the pictures they took.
Carrier Pigeons Turn Cameramen
SOMETHING entirely new in aerial photography has been developed in Munich, Germany. In place of trained photographers carried aloft in airplanes or observation balloons, camera equipped pigeons are released to fly over the object to be photographed.
The pigeons do not fly at random. Months of training and selection are required before a few birds are chosen for camera work. Then their flights in each direction are timed so that the trainer knows exactly at what time the bird will be over a certain point. It is then a simple matter to time the camera to expose the film at the point desired.
Trick Dog Gets Orders by Radio (Jun, 1939)
The dog fired a revolver? That’s one dexterous dog!
Trick Dog Gets Orders by Radio
BY TEACHING a dog to do tricks under “radio control,” Constable Denholm, of the Sydney, Australia, police force, has fulfilled a two-year-old ambition. In a recent demonstration, he strapped a miniature shortwave radio receiving set on the back of Zoe, an Alsatian police dog, and retired to a shack fifty yards away. Then he spoke commands into the microphone of a portable transmitter. In response to her master’s voice as it came through the ether, Zoe climbed up and down ladders, turned a faucet on and off, took off her collar, and fired a revolver.
Taxidermy is New Field for Home Craftsmen (Nov, 1933)
Not to be nitpicky, but Taxidermy was hardly a new field in 1933.
Taxidermy is New Field for Home Craftsmen
TAXIDERMY, an art fast growing in popularity, is opening a new field of interest to the home workshop fan and revealing a new source of ornamentation for household articles.
The many useful articles that are built by the home craftsman can be ornamented with mounted birds and animals, thus adding new interest and charm to commonplace objects.
Dogs Are Smart – How about Cats? (Jun, 1930)
I can’t speak for other people’s cats but mine is just stupid.
Dogs Are Smart – How about Cats?
Your Pet May Be too Proud to Learnâ€”or Just Stupid. Science Is After the Truth
By PRESCOTT LECKY
Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Are cats as smart as dogs? Judging from the experimental evidence so far secured, the answer is an emphatic “No.” In many scientific tests the dog has proved his superior intelligence. And if the question were put to a popular vote, there is small doubt that the dog would score an overwhelming victory.
But science is not yet ready to hand the dog the palm. The reason is that the cat possibly has not had a fair show. Because the dog is a gregarious, sociable animal that loves its master, is eager to please him, and is fond of praise, it is much easier for it to demonstrate its intelligence than it is for the cat. Solitary by nature and habit, indifferent to its master’s attitude and praise, the cat is difficult to “draw out.”