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10. Hold on Tight

A dogís bite applies an average of 320 pounds of pressure per square inch. Contrary to myth, American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT) donít bite harder than other dogs, or even the hardest. According to bite pressure tests conducted by Dr. Brady Barr for National Geographic in 2005, the APBT actually “had the least amount of pressure” (at just 127 pounds psi!) when measured against a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. A humanís average bite pressure is 120 pounds.The dog with the highest bite force?†The Mastiff, which clocks in at 552 pounds psi.

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8:19AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Beautiful :)

6:40PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

Love it, thanks for posting!

6:39PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012


6:58PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

kitties are so cute and lazy. and animals are amazing but why were only dogs and cats covered. many pets have cool abilities!

5:33PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

cats and dogs are amazing....aren't we lucky to have them with us....

7:53PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

amazing! btw, how can researchers know that cats see in color?

11:35PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012


1:52PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

very interesting, thanks for sharing, cats and dogs are amazing

6:05AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

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