A team of Czech and German researchers f …

A team of Czech and German researchers found out that dogs actually align themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field when they poop. The researchers measured the direction of the body axis of 70 dogs from 37 breeds during 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations over the course of two years, and found that dogs “prefer to excrete with the body being aligned along the North-south axis under calm magnetic field conditions”.

A UCSD scientist used physics to get him …

A UCSD scientist used physics to get himself out of a $400 traffic ticket. He was issued a traffic ticket for failing to completely stop at a stop sign. Instead of paying the ticket, the physicist fought the citation by writing a four-page paper explaining how the ticket he was given defies physics. The paper explained how what the officer “thought” he saw, he didn’t really see, according to the laws of physics.

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