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Published:January 7th, 2014 11:37 EST

Dogs Align With Magnetic Fields While Pooping: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"When your dog decides to relieve itself, it`s a good bet that they`ll be positioned along Earth`s magnetic field, a new study says.


A team of biologists spent two years measuring the direction of the body axis in 70 dogs as they pooped (that happened a total of 1,893 times) and urinated (a staggering 5,582 times). Dog breeds included in the study were beagles, dachshunds, fox terriers, and others."

NBC News

I walk my pooch, Mandy, every day and I`ve never noticed if she prefers to do her business facing north-south, but I have noticed that she has a penchant for pooping at the most inopportune and embarrassing times. If I`m chatting with a lovely neighbor or if a cop is slowly cruising by, Mandy will suddenly have an irresistible urge to pee or to crap.

Now that we know that canines align with magnetic fields while pooping, maybe the egghead biologists can undertake another study to answer the age-old question: Who let the dogs out?

The critics who find fault with everything I write probably don`t have a north-south orientation while reading my Pulitzer Prize-worthy editorials.

This column has officially gone to the dogs "

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