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Lost Your Compass? Follow the Dog Poop

The weird science behind why dogs always face the same direction when pooping

Dogs really can sense the direction of the North Pole — but only when pooping (vectorpouch/freepik)

Have you ever noticed how your dog takes such a long time finding just the right spot to do his business? No, not here. What if I try pooping over there? Nah, that’s still not quite right —

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Philip S. Naudus

Philip S. Naudus

High school teacher by day, koala by night. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.