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On a lighter note: Earth’s Magnetic field affects how dogs drop their doo-doo

3 Jan 2014, 18:02 UTC
On a lighter note: Earth’s Magnetic field affects how dogs drop their doo-doo
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Young children love the Doggie Doo game (see below) for obvous reasons, but now there actually could be some science behind this activity as well. For next time you see a dog owner having to pick up a warm steaming one with their plastic bagged hand, just have a thought into how accurately the said item has been laid. It transpires that, according to scientific research, dogs align theirs with the Earth’s magnetic field. And if you want further information on this facinating fact, you can see it here:
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/dogs-poop-in-alignment-with-earths-magnetic-field
Best not send any more dogs into space lest they fly outside Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields and have nothing to go on.
By the way, your correspondent would like to confirm that he will not be taking a magnetic compass with him next time he goes to the lav!

As a final note on this subject, one of your correspondent’s favourite, if not entirely politically correct, jokes as told to him by a retired British Airwards steward goes like this: “What have airline stewardesses and doggy doo-doos got in common? The older they get, the easier they are to pick up!” And if a female flight attendant ...

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