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Dogs align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field when it comes time to poop
UPI ^

Posted on 01/02/2014 3:00:23 PM PST by Perdogg

Dogs have been found to be sensitive to Earth's magnetic field, and apparently align themselves along the magnetic north-south axis before they defecate. Czech and German researchers studied 70 dogs during 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations over the course of two years, and found that when the Earth's magnetic field was stable the dogs chose to align themselves with it. When it was unstable, such as during a solar flare, the dogs would become confused.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: czechrepublic; doggieping; germany; napl
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To: Alaska Wolf

A dog faces north. Which way does an Alaska Wolf face, towards the nearest cop?


81 posted on 01/02/2014 4:50:42 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they donÂ’t all have one neck.)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe we use this information to begin to understand how America elected zero, twice


82 posted on 01/02/2014 5:01:07 PM PST by daku
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To: Perdogg

Dung shui?


83 posted on 01/02/2014 5:02:59 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That may be true - my dog does face east - most of the time!

Actually a truer statement would be that she behaves with modesty as she always faces away from me when she poops - of course that could be her way of tell me that she does not esteem me very much, since her little butt is towards me. HaHa.


84 posted on 01/02/2014 5:05:21 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Perdogg

Just dang! That could explain why using some toilets is more satisfying than others...


85 posted on 01/02/2014 5:05:27 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: dayglored

Looks like everyone’s a little constipated.


86 posted on 01/02/2014 5:05:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor
Follow-up research....

You have, of course, already applied for that grant, yes?

It will still beat studying glowbull warmthing from an icebound ship in the summery Antarctic...

87 posted on 01/02/2014 5:06:25 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Darksheare

My vast store of useless trivia has been expanded...


88 posted on 01/02/2014 5:09:13 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep, have only two carpets in my house, under tables. Now why do they barf on the rugs only??? LOLOL


89 posted on 01/02/2014 5:17:26 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Perdogg
Speaking of dogs...reminded me of this joke.

Nancy Pelosi called Harry Reid into her office one day and said, "Harry, I have a plan to win back the hearts of voters in Middle America in 2014!"

"Great Nancy, but how?" asked Harry.

"We'll get some cheap, tacky clothes and shoes, like most Middle Class Americans wear, then stop at the animal shelter and pick up a Labrador retriever.

Then, we'll go to a nice old roadhouse in Texas and show them how much admiration and respect we have for the hard working middle-class people living there."

So they did, and found just the place they were looking for in Odessa, Texas. With the dog in tow, they walked inside and stepped up to the bar.

The Bartender took a step back and said, "Hey! Aren't you Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?"

"Yes we are!" said Nancy, "And what a lovely town you have here. We were passing through and Harry suggested we stop and take in some local color."

They ordered a round of Lone Star beer for the whole bar, and started chatting up a storm with anyone who would listen.

A few minutes later, a grizzled old rancher came in, walked up to the Labrador, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, shrugged his shoulders and walked out.

A few moments later, in came another old rancher. He walked up to the dog, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, scratched his head and left the bar.

For the next hour, another dozen ranchers came in, lifted the dog's tail, and left shaking their heads.

Finally, Nancy asked, "Why did all those old ranchers come in and look under the dog's tail? Is it some sort of custom?"

"Oh, hell no," said the bartender. "Somebody's running around town tellin' folks there's a Labrador Retriever in here with two assholes!"

90 posted on 01/02/2014 5:20:41 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Perdogg

Does their nose point north or south?


91 posted on 01/02/2014 5:24:05 PM PST by dalereed
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To: NoCmpromiz

Yes.
But it doesn’t mention local anomalies or deviation.


92 posted on 01/02/2014 5:25:40 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Ingtar

LOL.

Well, -almost- Morgan Freeman. Pretty good imitation, actually, if you close your eyes.


93 posted on 01/02/2014 5:30:41 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: Ditter

One of mine could be a dervish (sp?). Another one does what we call his “Groucho walk” (hands behind his back/ coattails flying...Groucho, not the dog).

:-) There goes that theory.


94 posted on 01/02/2014 6:14:01 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Perdogg

HA! I always thought they aligned themselves “back to the prevailing winds” so as to not get sneaked up on by a predator...go figure, it was really the magnetic alignment!


95 posted on 01/02/2014 6:17:14 PM PST by 88keys ("work and purpose"...election 2014!)
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To: Osage Orange

Rofl!


96 posted on 01/02/2014 6:24:27 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: Darksheare; JRandomFreeper
But it doesn’t mention local anomalies or deviation.

See.. Now that you have noted a flaw in the study you can apply for a grant to continue and correct the research. Johnny will be co-researcher (for a suitable distribution of the grant) and bring his degaussing coil to aid in the production of local anomalies under more controlled conditions..

I'll donate the use of the seventy some acres out behind the barn for your research field.. Of course utilization of the seventy some acres behind the barn will require certain enhancements to the property to make it more suitable as a research site.

But I'm sure the grant will cover that..

97 posted on 01/02/2014 6:27:12 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Ditter

My little Lucy is a spinner, and for all of her nine years refused to go into the rain to do her business unless I went into the yard in the rain and called her off the porch.

I got her a (stylish and cute) raincoat and now she zips out into the yard in the rain, no problem!

:-)


98 posted on 01/02/2014 6:28:27 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: Perdogg

My uncle told me that cows in their stalls aligned north-south give the most milk


99 posted on 01/02/2014 6:37:53 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Perdogg

My old roommate’s one dog had a condition where his mouth was attracted to the magnetic field of his own steaming dogpile.


100 posted on 01/02/2014 6:41:36 PM PST by Rodamala
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