Apr 11 - Geezer's Blog - National Pet Day and Eight Track Tape Day

The Bottom Line: April 11th is Eight Track Tape Day(do you remember those?)!

The Full Story:

April 11thEight Track Tape Day (do you remember those?)! This is the day the world boogies! Throw in your your Tom Jones or Tammy Wynette eight tracks and get down to the music of the sixties and seventies.

Created in 1964, these cartridges were clunky, but they became popular thanks to the Ford Motor, which included the eight-track player in its vehicles the following year. The players came factory installed and dealer installed as an option to buyers on three of Ford’s 1966 models: the Thunderbird, Mustang and Lincoln. All of the Ford’s vehicles offered this tape player upgrade option on the 1967 model. And the optional eight track players were available in many cars and trucks up into the 80’s.

By 1982, the eight-track was on its way out due to smaller technology, though record clubs still sold them up until 1988.

The Bottom Line: Fun facts about pets!

The Full Story:

  • A dog’s nose has about four-times as many scent cells as a cat’s and 14 times more than a human’s. That’s why dogs are often used to track down illegal drugs and missing persons. They can sniff out their dinner from any room in the house!
  • It’s estimated that one-million dogs in the United States have been named as the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.
  • A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.
  • A 15-year-old cat has probably spent about ten years of its life sleeping.
  • Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and cats can donate blood to other cats.
  • Studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
  • Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet, not another person.

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