Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weird Wednesday ~ Dog Poop and Magnetism

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Researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague recently spent a two year period observing 70 canines while they 'did their business'. After watching 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations, the researchers came to the conclusion that dogs prefer to do their No.2s along the North-South axis under calm magnetic conditions. When the magnetic field was in flux, any directional behavior by the canine was absent. 
This would explain why sometimes it takes forever for your Pooch to find just the right spot to relieve himself.
The results of this study prove that magnetic fields can impact animal behavior causing scientist to take the magnetic field into consideration when performing experiments. Biologists and Physicians will also have to consider the effects of magnetic storms and magnetic fluctuations on living organisms.


the dogs' mother said...

I heard about that. My treadmill is in the daylight basement facing the slider and the dogs go out and patrol during treading time. Now I've been noting the directions of their business doing... What cracks me up is Tar will do his business and then walk 10-15 feet away and do the scratching and throwing of grass that is supposed to cover up his business.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That post title cracked me up! You get the award for most eye-catching phrase!

Bev said...

thanks for the smile. god, who knew