Scientists finally discover why wombat poop is cubed

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Scientists finally discover why wombat poop is cubed

    Wombats' intestine walls stretch unevenly

    (CNN) - A team of scientists claims to have unraveled one of the animal kingdom's more peculiar mysteries: why wombat poop is cube-shaped.

    The wombat, native to Australia, produces about 80 to 100 cubes of poop each night. It is known to use the dung to mark its territory, depositing piles of the stuff outside burrows and on top of rocks and logs, according to Australian Geographic...
     
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    kirkassoc Well-Known Member

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    It's good to know someone is on top of this. Our tax dollars at work...
     
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    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Ah, research for research' sake!
     
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    teedie2 Well-Known Member

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    Do they poop during the daytime too, or just at night? Curious minds ...
     
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    alb1on Well-Known Member

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    A guaranteed IgNobel next year. Although I would have been more impressed by an explanation that it is to build better walls for Trump's next threat to visit Australia. :)
     
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    JDG Websleuther

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    I think that's a poopy explanation. ;)
     

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