Kill a dog
June 6, 2005 3:24 AM Subscribe
Is it true that you can kill a dog by getting hold of it's front paws and pulling them apart?
posted by asok to Pets & Animals (11 answers total)
Recently I heard the urban legend that you can kill a dog by grabbing it's front paws and pulling them away from each other at 90 degrees to the side of the dog i.e. forcing the dog to do the splits with it's front legs. The idea is that this somehow causes the rib cage to split.
I first heard this story about 20 years ago and am wondering if there is any truth in it and where it comes from. Anybody got any idea?