Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're calling Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts. Today's topic is ranch dressing, and we've consulted some of the wisest dogs around about the topic.

The dogs are real. The facts are real. The bacon is photoshopped. Enjoy!

Special Thanks to the incredible Stacy Conradt who provided all of the ranch dressing facts to the dogs above. Also, thanks to the amazing photographer Ben Goldstein (he took the first photo in this set and I love his work), my pal Zoe Glassner and her dog Noemi (pictured in the first photo), the lovely Lisako Koga and her wizard-like terror of a papillon Bailey "Biscuit" Koga. And, of course, a big thanks to all of the mental_floss fans who sent in the other pics above. If you don't see your beloved pup in this post, don't worry; this isn't the last time we'll be doing this. Feel free to send pics of your pooch in a hat eating bacon here.