1) DOG PRANCING

Every year we watch the contestants in the Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show and we can’t believe these prancing, manicured showstoppers are descendants of wolves.

Exhibit A: Miss P, the sweet, little 15-inch, four-year-old Canadian beagle who won 2015’s Best in Show on Tuesday in Madison Square Garden.

Miss P—who loves sleeping on her master’s pillow when she isn’t out-prancing poodles, chow-chows, and Skye-terriers—looks like she’d run 100 mph in the other direction if confronted by one of her lupine ancestors.

Ponder evolution and catch Miss P in action during the rebroadcast Sunday on CNBC.

Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP

2) TRAIL TYPE

This collection of type found in the wilderness showcases the ways we mark our routes around the world. And this etched entry from Eastend in Saskatchewan, Canada, gave us a nice little, rejuvenating jolt of vibrant color during a week of sub-zero temps.

3) ONE MAN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH RADIOSHACK

Amid all the “They’re still in business?” cracks about RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing, we loved Deepak Singh’s story about his on-the-job immersion in American culture:

“On the sales floor, I got to say hello to people I wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. I met Americans who were poor, rich, educated and not so educated, elderly, teenaged, gay, straight, crazy, and kind . . . But, slowly I began to understand America and Americans—their psyche, their consumer behavior, what they drove and what drove them.”

4) THIS FREAKY VEGETABLE

Romanesco—the florescent-green/yellow, crunchy, and mild-tasting vegetable—looks like a petrified fern or a calcified starfish and tastes like a delicious cross between broccoli and cauliflower. Find it right now in your favorite store’s produce section and cook it like we do:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  • Cut a whole head of Romanesco in half, remove the core from both halves
  • Break halves into florets
  • Toss with olive oil, coarse salt, and crushed red pepper
  • Roast for 20 minutes

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Photo by Levi Ely

5) NYFW’s BEST-DRESSED ON PARADE

And here’s our favorite click-a-thon from the Internet this week: New York Magazine‘s New York Fashion Week series, Best-Dressed People. Check out Zlata Mangafic, who’s in the running for NY Mag‘s 2015 Golden Peacock medal: