It’s official: dogs and their owners look alike

"Breaking news" story from the University of California:

Study claims dogs and their owners look alike:
Forty-five dogs and their owners were separately photographed and judges were shown pictures of an owner, that owner’s dog, and one other dog, with the task of picking out the true match. The proof of resemblance was that a majority of the purebred dogs and their owners could be identified by the 28 judges called upon to examine the photographs, with the results showing 16 matches out of the 25 purebreds.

Tough luck if you have a mixed breed:

There was no evidence of resemblance between the mixed breed dogs and their owners.

(Thanks Jenny)

U.S. aviation accidents

The NTSB aviation accident database

contains information from 1962 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters. Generally, a preliminary report is available online within a few days of an accident. Factual information is added when available, and when the investigation is completed, the preliminary report is replaced with a final description of the accident and its probable cause.

Here’s one of the incidents from September 11, 2001.