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5th January 2014

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Pooches Prefer Pooing with North South Magnetic Alignment
In the they report that after watching 70 dogs do their business over a two-year period (1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations), they reached the conclusion that they (the dogs) preferred to do their No. 2s “aligned along the North-south axis under calm [magnetic field] conditions.”
And when the magnetic field is in flux, “this directional behavior was abolished” — which might sometimes explain why your dog just can’t seem to settle on a place to go.

Pooches Prefer Pooing with North South Magnetic Alignment

In the they report that after watching 70 dogs do their business over a two-year period (1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations), they reached the conclusion that they (the dogs) preferred to do their No. 2s “aligned along the North-south axis under calm [magnetic field] conditions.”

And when the magnetic field is in flux, “this directional behavior was abolished” — which might sometimes explain why your dog just can’t seem to settle on a place to go.

Tagged: DogsMagnetic fieldEliminationAnimalsBiologyScience

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    Cows and deer like to rest and eat in a North South alignment: Magnetic alignment in grazing and resting cattle and...
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    awesome
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    Instead of curing cancer, we’re watching dogs poop. Cool.
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