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January 3, 2014

Does Your Dog Have A Built In Compass?

I will be the first to admit Eko and I have conducted some pretty ridiculous science experiments.  Here are just a few examples. However, it appears a group of Nordic scientists have an even greater imagination that I do.  A recent study suggests “dogs are sensitive to small variations
I will be the first to admit Eko and I have conducted some pretty ridiculous science experiments.  Here are just a few examples.
However, it appears a group of Nordic scientists have an even greater imagination that I do.  A recent study suggests “dogs are sensitive to small variations in the earth’s magnetic field.” “That is fascinating!” you say. “I wonder what complex test they used to discover this phenomenon?” you ask.  Well, bluntly put, the scientists spent two years watching dogs poop.Seriously.According to this study, dogs prefer to orient themselves along the earth’s north-south magnetic axis when relieving themselves. Why? The researchers did not speculate and I, for once, am at a loss for words.  If you have a hypothesis be sure to let me know.And despite my attempts I now can’t get this study out of my head.  So if you see Eko and I walking around Chicago this weekend with a compass, know that it is not because I’m lost.  Although it may be another sign I’ve lost my mind!

Comments for Does Your Dog Have A Built In Compass?

  1. Victoria says:

    ha -that is funny – they do poo facing one direction no matter where i take them to poo in the yard….who would have thought – i’ll have to get the compass out to see if its the right orientation!

  2. Evelyne says:

    I just read that and I couldn’t believe… How do they get funding for this kind of research??? lol

  3. Emma says:

    I’m glad that scientists are figuring this stuff out and not working on a cure for cancer or something! LOL! Who thinks up this stuff! We will be waiting to see what you and Eko find to be true. Mom says with three dogs on leashes she doesn’t have a free hand for a compass, so we can’t help out 🙁 Have a pawsome weekend!

  4. Fascinating research – and so professional! Mom is dying to build an at-home MRI machine like yours. She says even if my brain can’t make it work, I will at least be protected from aliens, Martians, voodoo, and UFOs. #helpme

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  5. KDKH says:

    Thanks for the interesting, if odd, trivia. Someone is absolutely desperate for a research topic. I can’t believe someone bought off on it!

  6. Not thinking too much on it I can say I’m pretty sure both Boomer and Dottie’s compasses are off…

  7. I bet that made you feel crap 🙂

  8. Clowie says:

    I point my nose into the breeze – no one wants to be downwind of poop!

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