Training dogs is already a lot of work, but chemist Lauren Girard has taken it a step further: Using hula hoops, rope toys and a video camera, she's training her dogs to train people about chemistry. As she explains on YouTube, "I am a chemist and my greatest hobby is to train my dogs ... why not combine the two?!"

 

In the video below, Girard's dogs help her explain chemical bonds, the forces that link atoms together. If only all chemistry teachers had this much charisma:

 

 

[Via Laughing Squid]

 

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Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.