Dogs Look Like Their Owners? - #0.3

Let Me Clarify: Dogs Look Like Their Owners? - #0.3

Are you and your terrier twins? There's a reason people say pets look like their owners. Biology pro Sally Le Page breaks down that theory.  And, why the hell do we have wisdom teeth if we pull them out anyway?

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  • York995 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I've actually always though my cat and I had the same eyes.

  • Kaotac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    No offence to Gus or Sally, but this is missing something.. It needs some stupid.. Mainly in the form of Gavin.

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      Gavin is a really smart dumb person. Look at the shitshow with Chris, Brandon, and Sally on the Podcast.

    • Kaotac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      Exactly! That's why I think this needs some Gavin.

    • D3athAngel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I sometimes consider myself smart enough to think myself to places most people won't, but not smart enough to get anything useful out of it.

      I think Gavin has a strong case of that, which is what I like about him.

  • Cak3y FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Really enjoyed this episode!

  • Taylorix

    6 months ago

    And now I shall share this vid to all the people asking me why men have nipples.
    Thanks for another lovely episode, Sally and RT.

    • Taylorix

      5 months ago

      @Michaelthemango Thanks for the elaboration. That is true, that's why they developed nipples but the leading theory on why they still have them despite not needing them is similar to the wisdom teeth reasoning. Its simply not being selected against its development. 

  • RealityVeil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    She is so adorable, omg.  

    • Moizsh10

      5 months ago

      IKR, she has this really sweet demeanor and is by all means super smart. She's a model for how I want to turn out.

  • Kevinet496

    6 months ago

    I'm loving this series. :)

  • ZaliaChimera FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Really loving this show! It's got some interesting stuff and Sally is great!

  • Lord_Hades FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lord of the Damned

    6 months ago

    Sally is awesome!

  • chwethington FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    As an Evolutionary Biology student, this show makes me so happy. I would love to meet Sally someday.

  • MartyGras2

    6 months ago

    Thank you.  

    My favourite new show.

  • UberSky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Inexplicable

    6 months ago

    I love the this series but I wonder if it might be better if each question & answer was its own episode, which could be easily shared on YouTube/Facebook/Reddit. Having multiple questions per episode kind of makes it hard for the sort of people who are idly scrolling through Facebook to stop and watch them, whereas if the clips were ~2 minutes long then the sharing potential could rise exponentially.


    Difficult to get complex answers into 2 minutes, obviously, just thinking out loud.

    • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Plus I bet less people would watch them. I very rarely watch videos shorter than 10mins, a lot of videos are on in the background while I'm playing a game

    • RiverRunning

      5 months ago

      And from RT's point of view people watching videos on FB means zero revenue for them - FB doesn't pass on Ad revenue to Youtube so Youtube can't pass that on to RT... so there is a strong incentive to make videos that _don't_ work well on FB.

      It's also a reason not to watch your favourite tubers on FB - you're worse than those using Ad block; you provide no revenue, you increase FB's illegitimate pirating (no, not the rape and pillage kind) of videos and you deny Youtube (and, potentially, the tuber) data on their viewers (which is where the money is and therefore where their livelyhood is).

    • UberSky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Inexplicable

      5 months ago

      @AlphaHex @RiverRunning: Good points, both of you. Though this could be thought of as a loss-leader, a show that makes no revenue but increases awareness of the brand (by going viral, for instance). Given the shoot uses the podcast set and is basically a video conference I can't imagine it's expensive to produce (comparatively), so of all the shows on the roster (rooster?) this one would lend itself best to no-revenue platforms.


      As I say though, just thinking out loud.

  • S3BAST1AN FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Unique Mix

    6 months ago

    i like the show, i would like if this could be face to face, but i understand that is quite a challange, it would still be nice.

    • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      She's at uni in England is why they couldn't I think

  • BlazeGP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    SHE'S ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! 

  • conundrum32068 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I hope more people watch and like this show.  It's very interesting.   And they play well off each other.

  • jessemcbeath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I have three of my wisdom teeth. One had to be pulled due to a massive cavity.

    • conundrum32068 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Almost the same thing happened to me.  When he was in the process of pulling he noticed another was growing impacted and pulled that too.   So i'm missing 1 on each side.

  • at_ob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AHsocks>FHsocks

    6 months ago

    I like Sally´s experience with evolutionary biology, it is vast and allows for discussion in many areas (of course this is her PhD). I hope though that they are able to expand for other topics and get other guests, imagine Niel DeGrasse for all the space related topics, or a neuroscientist/md/neurologist for human physiology/brain function questions etc. Would be very nice to get other professionals on board. Maybe even things like physicist for Gavin and all this camera related stuff (would be very cool to discuss the physics of slow motion or how light is captured in regards to the phantom, or processed etc). Even computer stuff, or common things in the production industry- who knows? 

    One thing though that makes me a little uncomfortable is that Sally jokingly calls Gus´s questions stupid. They aren´t &  also this is what she knows. I would hope that she is less judgmental. As a scientist myself when I explain things to the media or other people not in the field I try to be as open about it as possible. It´s hard though- so I also have to say Sally does a great job explaining . 

    The truth is scientist live more in the unknown than the known despite being highly versed on a particular topic- this is what innovative research is about ¨the unknown unknowns¨.

    In any case I really really really look forward to this show growing- it has a lot of potential. 

    • conundrum32068 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      She didn't call his question stupid, she was talking about stupid questions and awards based on solving them.   They're joking with each other.  

    • at_ob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AHsocks>FHsocks

      6 months ago

      00:15-00:22  She did. But it doesn't matter - I shouldn't have brought it up.  We all know she is a very nice person and was just playing with Gus.

      However and more importantly I wish them all the best with the show and hope that they can grow and ask many different questions. 

  • MrBeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Really enjoy these, quick and easy to watch and really informative!

  • idlejoakim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This is amazing. 

  • TomChesser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I can listen to Sally talk for hours. I'm not sure why though, it kinda creeps me out.

  • JayNut FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Verified RT Scrobbler

    6 months ago

    Sally Le Page's big brain is so beautiful.

  • greiton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I hope sally subtly accidentally insulting gus stays a thing. 

  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    6 months ago

    Ha I have all four of my wisdom teeth and I'm fine does this mean I have a big jaw?

    • ZachSquatch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      me too, must be in our genes

    • RedRose84 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Mine absolutely had to be removed, because I did not have room for them. I actually had to have 4 permanent teeth removed as well to make room for all the rest. I think jaw size may be a small factor, but I was under the impression it was tooth size that made the bigger difference. I was told I had large teeth.

    • ZeusBaxter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THAT Guy

      6 months ago

      I had all my wisdom teeth removed at the age of 16. Simply because my lower jaw was too small and angular. Denstist said they were coming in angled forward and since he was taking the bottoms ones best to take the top ones too since they would have cause a mismatch in tooth alignment IE if they stayed they would rest on surgically altered gums possibly leading to more problems down the line.

    • lcephoenix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Same here, I still got all four as well, and they just feel like normal teeth, they're not bothering me at all.


  • hydra38811 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I hope they can get to more than just having Gus ask the questions for this.  Maybe they can get other RT employees to pre-record questions for Sally and just play the videos on the show (this could eliminate potential scheduling issues).  From there they can perhaps get to the point where RT fans can submit their own videos asking questions.  I like this show, but I have a feeling that it can get stale really quick if it's just Gus coming up with and asking the questions (which appears to be the case so far).


    There's also something off with Sally's camera (or the green screen behind her).  It's giving her face this weird Pepto Bismol pink hue that's just distracting to me.  I've noticed it on the last couple episodes and hopefully it's just a technical issue with an easy fix.

    • audubon_x FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      He won't keep coming up with all of them; they said in the first episode that they'll allow members to submit, picking the best and the worst. While I think using other RT employees could be cool, I hope they don't pre-record, actually, as I think the interaction with Sally is what caused such a positive reaction to the earlier podcasts and this show. And Gus is a pretty good host; he's a good foil for her.

    • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Yeah I'd rather see the format expanded to include more live RT staff, asking their own questions and also asking questions submitted by fans. Also totally up for a longer format.

  • Dyslexic-Scribe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Thank you for making this.

  • sodapopkid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    loved this Gus

  • audubon_x FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Sally's poor, poor mic for this episode and the last. I do hope the production quality improves a little bit but other than that, awesome show! :D

  • ReckonBallZ Watcher on the 4th Wall

    6 months ago

    We, uh...we really should get a grip on that anti-biotic resistance thing, eh? I'm sure it will resolve itself, ya know, just like global warming. But I loved the video! Sally and Gus were great.

  • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    And why is Sally's lighting changing so dramatically? Was this show produced exclusively by interns? 

  • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    "With most hominids, the teeth get bigger as they go back."


    *Picture of a MONKEY with the opposite pattern*

    • Licourtrix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      She already said that there are no currently existing hominids besides us, where are they going to find a stock picture of one of our distant ancestors skulls with wisdom teeth intact?

    • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @Licourtrix The FIRST google image result for "early hominid teeth" shows a direct comparison of exactly what Sally was talking about. How lazy are you? 

  • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    "I hope we had a counter on that."


    *Crickets*

  • Jacob_Marek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Isn't the issue with impacted wisdom teeth that removing them is more difficult and more invasive? If it is going to inevitably cause pain why not get them removed before they do damage by impacting or moving other teeth?

    • Framejumper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Its not inevitable for pain to come. people can have wisdom teeth and die of old age with them having no issues.

    • RiverRunning

      5 months ago

      If people lose teeth further forward the problem can be alleviated, the problems caused are minor in comparison to the dangers of surgery (I believe having them removed normally involves general anaesthetic which is something that a lot of surgeons are slowly trying to avoid more and more due to the complications it can cause but is generally considered unavoidable in the case of wisdom tooth removal), wisdom teeth are not always impacted or do not always become so.

      Overall there are a lot of reasons to postpone surgery until it becomes necessary, it less like patching a hole in tarmac than patching a hole in the chassis of your car.

      I.e. you can't just turn up and fill in the hole with tarmac and let it set, you have to take the car to a garage with a lift, lift up the car and weld a part to fix the hole in a way that doesn't make the chassis more brittle or lose strength in case of crashes and then get it back out of the garage without any damage, without being able to turn off the engine or electrics or drain the oil or brake fluid - but with a machine more complex than any machine that humans have ever devised and with no blueprint in general (only a sketched diagram and a few notes on the back of a napkin), never mind the individual model you're working with (which is especially pertinent to wisdom teeth given some people have them and others don't and they can't be in all different sorts of states with those that do never mind the cramped working conditions of a mouth - my own bite is almost twice the size of my wife's! Lucky me at the dentist, unlucky her :(

  • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

    6 months ago

    No such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people LoL

    • Atrocitus117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I think Gavin would disagree with you.

  • Savitarian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Love this show so much! Gus and Sally are a perfect combination.

  • BombusTantivy Havea good day!

    6 months ago

    Sally is so pretty, I love how her eyes and smile are so friendly and bright. I don't even know her and I'd trust her with my life.

    • chop9suey28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Came into the comment section looking for this exact comment, was not disappointed.  

  • 8bitdee my views are your own

    6 months ago

    Yep, you definitely do not want a tooth infection. Learned that the hard way!

    • Licourtrix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Suffering my second one now, can concur.

  • Niamhohara94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Really enjoying this series!

  • Lyxane FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Once again an fun and interesting episode, always happy to hear from the roosterteeth interllect elect Sally le page :)

  • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Re: Dogs looking like their owners - what of the possibility that dogs learn and mimic facial expressions of their owners? Recent research shows that dogs involuntarily mimic the expressions of other dogs - a trait we thought was exclusive to hominid apes like us. I don't know if the research has yet been done to see if dogs also involuntarily mimic human expressions, which could account for some of the similarity between dogs and their owners.

    • Framejumper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      mimicking actions isn't the same as looking like. the research done that sally was talking about didn't involve movement. it was just" look at these humans and these dogs, what matches" and people were still able to tell even though it was still images 

    • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Yeah for sure, but if you're mimicking someone you are intending to look as much like them as possible. It's not a big stretch to think that dogs learn expressions from people through mimicry, the same way children do. If you're dog is constantly mimicking you, then they're making an effort to look like you. Just another learned behaviour - and dogs excel at learning from humans.

  • omegacat

    6 months ago

    Guess Gus is going to have to start watching out for Dan the Man now.

  • HunterK13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This video actually made me question evolutionary science. The wisdom tooth explanation just felt convoluted, almost like guess work. Perhaps it's just me.

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      It's not guess work. I do understand where you got lost though. Think of it this way, in natural selection where only the strongest survive. Not having wisdom teeth can take out one risk of getting any infection so it would be advantageous in a world that lives by natural selection. However, humans really have done a lot to fight natural selection to where people survive when a century ago they would not have. In that sense, people that would not have survived in the past to pass on their genes now have the opportunity to procreate. So there are many ways in the human race that we aren't necessarily evolving because it is not necessary to survive and procreate.

    • Gixia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Science as a whole is convoluted, that's why people go to school for many years and spend their entire lives studying it. It's not a simple subject.

    • HunterK13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Why was this lame? I thought the explanation was lacking and made me question what I thought. Why is this community so sensitive?

      And Iamnamelss, that was a far better explainstion. Thanks.

    • CyberNut FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Yep, and then sometimes someone comes along and figures out or discovers something that completely throws everything we think we know out the window. But that's the beauty of science and humanities never ending quest to understand the world around us and beyond.  Barriers get broken, science fiction becomes science fact.  In just a few hundred years we more then double human life expectancy, In a little less then 70 years we go from first flight to moon landing and know we are in the early stages of looking at what it would take to colonize another planet.  The truth is are journey of decovery has been more fascinating then anyone could have imagined 

  • Njlamp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I rate Tenticle/Tenticle

    6 months ago

    So, if growing a big jaw takes a bunch of energy, why doesn't leafy spend his extra energy on making good videos?

  • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I love that someone actually did a study about dogs and dog owners. Anyone know what the paper is that Sally is referring to? It sounds like a fun read.


    Also, Gus, this episode proves more than ever that maybe you should procreate. :D 

    • Praseodymium FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I volunteer as tribute.

    • cause2ureffect FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      http://pss.sagepub.com/content/15/5/361.short


      I think this is the study. Only the abstract is free.


      This is the BBC article about the study: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151111-why-do-dogs-look-like-their-owners