Skip to comments.Dogs align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field when it comes time to poop
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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A dog faces north. Which way does an Alaska Wolf face, towards the nearest cop?
Maybe we use this information to begin to understand how America elected zero, twice
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.
Just dang! That could explain why using some toilets is more satisfying than others...
Looks like everyone’s a little constipated.
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...
My vast store of useless trivia has been expanded...
Yep, have only two carpets in my house, under tables. Now why do they barf on the rugs only??? LOLOL
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!"
Does their nose point north or south?
But it doesn’t mention local anomalies or deviation.
Well, -almost- Morgan Freeman. Pretty good imitation, actually, if you close your eyes.
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.
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!
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..
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!
My uncle told me that cows in their stalls aligned north-south give the most milk
My old roommate’s one dog had a condition where his mouth was attracted to the magnetic field of his own steaming dogpile.
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