According to a study in Frontiers in Zoology (and presented in this article from i09), dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop:
Very odd finding, to say the least. Even odder that someone noticed this and decided to check it out. The findings, however, did give me pause. There are so many things out there that we don’t know and are only discovering if we open our minds and look into them…as silly as they may be.
The upshot of the study is actually quite fascinating, the idea that dogs have some kind of inner awareness of the Earth’s magnetic field.
How interesting is that?