chaser the smart dog who knows 1000 words holding a darwin dollAstrophysicist and TV host Neil DeGrasse Tyson just did a story on an amazing dog named Chaser, who recognizes 1,000 different words. Sure, the words are all names for the 1,000 toys(!) in Chaser's collection, but she fetches the right one every time. That's quite a memory for a dog!

To put Chaser to the test, Neil gave her a Darwin doll she had never seen before, and then asked her to find it. It took two tries, but Chaser learned the name of her new toy. She's either a doggy supergenius, or an example of what normal dogs can do if we ask them. Heck, maybe your dog would have an awesome memory too if she had that many toys!