Two very good dogs teach you chemistry

Paige the border collie can load the washing machine, pick up trash, and make toaster waffles (although you probably don't want to eat them afterwards).

And, with the help of her colleague Dexter — and their owner/trainer, who is also a chemist — Paige can even teach chemistry.

Here, Paige and Dexter serve as models for a discussion about chemical bonds — the forces that attract one atom to another and form the basis of all the chemicals that make up our world.

Via Matthew Hartings


8 Responses to “Two very good dogs teach you chemistry”

  1. Norm Tedford says:

    The lesson to be learned here is that if you are of the canine persuasion, and you study chemistry, it will invariably destroy your eyesight.

  2. Chentzilla says:

    Shouldn’t the cation be, well, a cat?

  3. Nomen Nescio says:

    border collies. if you don’t keep them busy teaching chemistry, they’ll just get into trouble — you might find them doing chemistry, and if you’re lucky they’ll just cook up something explosive in the garage instead of something addictive they’ll sell on the street corners.

  4. Tom Leo says:

    What kind of dogs are these? I want one of each. Thanks.

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