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1543, 19 Nov 18

Poop Cubed


(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.
But how the wombat produces the cubed shapes is a phenomenon that has puzzled many observers of the furry marsupial.
Researchers, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Patricia Yang, said they have uncovered the digestive processes behind the mystery and presented their findings at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics in Atlanta on Sunday.
The wombat’s cubed faeces is a trait that’s unique in the animal world, the researchers said, as cubes are usually created by cutting or molding.
“In the built world, cubic structures are created by extrusion or injection molding, but there are few examples of this feat in nature,” authors of the project said in the study’s abstract.

1543, 19 November 2018


  1. Pat

    Speaking of poop………
    How about Private Bone Spurs once again insulting the military. He complains that taking a knee is an insult to those in the armed services, but insults gold star families, prisoners of war, and now Admiral McRaven. And yet, not one peep of distain from so called right wing patriots.

    Now that’s what real poop looks like! Shame!!

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    That is easy. It is because he expresses love for this country. He opposed liberals who hate and have utter disdain for USA. Trump inspires pride in USA, whil Obamacare spent 8 years tearing our country down on world stage.

    Any one warring on awful liberalism gets a pass for minor infractions because his love for country is well proven and accepted. Liberals, not so much.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    “because he expresses love for this country”

    Sure he does, k.  Odd way to express that love; by mocking POWs, Gold Star parents, military leaders of all ranks and services, being afraid to get wet in France, being too busy to go to Arlington, calling the media the “enemy of the people”, spending $Millions to send troops to the border,  telling 6000+ lies to the citizens, etc…….   Sure, cadet bone spurs loves his country (but not as much as he loves himself) in really strange ways.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Looks like your poop is cubed as well with all those liberal fever swamp talking points.

  5. Le Roi du Nord


    I’ve asked you before and you have declined to answer; what is a fever swamp?  How do you define one?  Are you the only person with that knowledge?

    Now that you have dodged the question once again, explain again how he expresses his love for this country?

  6. Letsgetreal

    Shocking that this post is the one that gets the most comments on this blog.


  7. jjf

    Letsgetreal:  Not really.  Any post here will quickly be redirected by commenters into something about Obama or Trump.  See above.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann

    Can’t talk about poop without talking about liberalism.

  9. jjf

    All the strings connecting the pictures on your corkboard go to the same spot, don’t they Kevin?

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    No “corkboard” needed. When an ideology supports baby killing, is severely hostile toward God and the Bible, perverts gender, perverts marriage under God’s design, unwilling to keep or put criminals in jail, wars on free speech, wants to sort everyone by race, gender, or perverted carnal choices in a sick game of who has more rights in their twisted, assigned, victimhood….it is very easy to decide good and evil.

    Those without any clarity of good and evil need a “cork-board”.

    Liberalism is a sick ideology that destroys, only “one string” required if someone does not already have that clarity.

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