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Asong Pinoy


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APPROXIMATELY 750 million dogs are living on their own, according to a 2016 report in The New York Times.

The number could be higher today.

According to the same report, there are about a billion dogs living on earth at that time.

There could be so many more at present.

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Dogs that live on their own are called village dogs, street dogs, stray dogs. They are dogs that breed freely among themselves.

In the Philippines, we call them askal, short for asong kalye. Thank God someone has baptized them with a new, friendlier name, Asong Pinoy.

Let’s be kind to these street dogs. Better still, adopt one of them.

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ALAMIN KAY KUYA KIM: What animal kills the largest number of people in the world?

Kuya Kim: The animal that kills the largest number of people in the world is the mosquito. It can cause 725,000 deaths in one year.

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Question via Twitter: What substance causes the feeling of spiciness in the human tongue?

Kuya Kim: The feeling of spiciness is caused by capsaicin, a colorless irritant phenolic amide found in pepper and other forms of capsicum – any genus of herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.

The Pokemon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based on Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 am. Kaya siguro may kasabihan tayong, “Mabilis pa sa a las cuatro!’’

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

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Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.