Through social media, we have been able to share information and interests easily. In the past, we could only share our interests by physically joining hobbyist groups or engaging in discussions and chats with like-minded people.
But now, different social media platforms allow for us to share to the world our likes and interests. There are dedicated pages and groups online that provide us a dose of videos and images that definitely cater to our curiosity. And we could all probably agree when we say that the internet world shares a common interest on cute, cuddly, and adorable dogs—especially puppies.
Let’s face it, whether we like it or not, a video or image of cute dogs would always be present on our newsfeed. We’ve probably seen it all. From dogs acting like children, to dogs being tied to balloons and levitating—we’ve had our fair share of these adorable videos. But just when we thought we’ve seen it all, the internet surprises us with more.
Yes, we’ve seen dogs do tricks and be intelligent and all, but how often do we see a dog answering mathematical problems? Even humans find it hard to answer math questions, but this puppy in a recent viral video just knows how these numbers work.
In the footage, the dog owner flashes some cue cards with numbers in it and the puppy identifies the number through how many times it will bark. The owner initially showed a card with the number 1 on it, and the puppy barked once. He then showed 3, 2, 4, and then 5, and everytime he would say the word “answer,” the puppy would bark according to the number showed.
Sure, that’s really impressive. But the video goes way beyond that. After showing the numbered cards, the pet owner held up cards that contained basic mathematical operations. It started with an addition problem, then subtraction. The puppy was also able to answer division and multiplication questions.
But probably the most amazing and shocking of it all is the final flash card that the pet owner held up. The final card had the number 36 on it enclosed in the square root sign. Simply put, the owner was asking the puppy what the square root of 6 was. And as soon as he said “answer,” the dog barked 6 times.
What an amazing and intelligent puppy. Even some people won’t know the answer to the square root of 36. How about you, what can you say about this dog?