Tidbits: Factual, Funny, Fascinating


* Uno, a beagle that won Best in Show at this year’s Wesminster Kennel Club Dog Show, has become a certified therapy dog. Uno will spread cheer at hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other facilities. www.aspca.org

* Young male dogs playing with female pups will often let the females win, even if the males have a physical advantage. Researchers suspect they might lose the game in the short run, but they could win at love in the future. www.discovery.com

* Help your favorite charity during this economically gloomy season by signing up at GoodSearch.com The search company engine donates 50% of its revenue to the nonprofit you designate when you search the Net. www.goodsearch.com

* More than half of Americans not only believe in guardian angels, but believe they have been protected from harm by one during the course of their lives. www.time.com

* More than 370 of 1000 Magellanic penguins that mysteriously washed up on Brazil’s equatorial beaches were flown via Air Force jet to southern Brazil in October and successfully released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Associated Press