If you ever get lost in the woods, look for a dogSubmitted by Puma for Life on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:31
Dogs align themselves in a north/south orientation when relieving themselves. Who needs a compass!
"Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves — not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to slight changes in the Earth’s magnetic field.
A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology finds that a wide range of canines preferred to “excrete with the body being aligned along the north-south axis” under “calm magnetic field conditions.” The nearly 37 breeds of dogs studied were found to completely avoid urination or defecation along an east-west direction."