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Thursday, January 18 2018 @ 10:36 AM AKST

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

ScienceJan. 2 (UPI) -- 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.

Their findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, show that the dogs were sensitive to the polarity of the field, though not as much to its intensity.



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Dogs align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field when it comes time to poop
Authored by: elz on Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 10:34 AM AKST
Well now, I wonder if my toilet is aligned with the magnetic field.