The dung beetle is the first known species to navigate using the Milky Way. They orient themselves to the bright stripe of light generated by our galaxy, and move in a line relative to it. They also use the symmetrical pattern of polarized light that appears around the sun. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
An African dung beetle, S. zambesianus, uses the polarization of a moonlit sky to orientate itself so that it can move along a straight line. Many creatures use the Sun's light-polarization pattern, but this is the first animal known to use the million-times dimmer polarization of moonlight. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Dung beetles use the orientation of the Milky Way to help them roll dung balls back to their nests by the shortest route bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
Dung beetles orientate themselves using the milky way, and that researchers tested this by putting little hats on them cell.com/current-biology/…
The turd-rolling dung beetle navigates its way home using the stars. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Dung Beetles navigate via the Milky Way, the first known species to do so in the animal kingdom blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Dung beetles are so useful from their diet, Australia imported 43 different species of them to combat a rise in intestinal worms, bush flies, and grazing land being ruined because of non-native cows. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The phrase "dung-wet" (meaning very wet) was considered "obsolete" by the Oxford English Dictionary in the 1st edition (1897) but the phrase was unexpectedly found on Twitter, having survived to present day by speakers of Carribean English. public.oed.com/blog/dung-…
In tropical rainforest ecosystems, dung is a very valuable and limited resource, so instead randomly searching for it on the forest floor, dung beetles actually wait by the anus of the monkey. They grab it as it falls out and actually fall to earth with it. earthtouchnews.com/natura…
Dung beetles, when placed in a planetarium behave with a sense of direction only under specific constellations. This would indicate that they celestially navigate. time.com/4104980/animal-n…
A moth species has evolved to live in sloth fur. The moths use sloth dung to incubate their eggs and when they hatch, the moths fly back into a sloth's fur, completing the cycle. When the moths die, their corpses fertilize moss growing in the sloth's fur, which provide camouflage and...nutrition independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Peru has a Hospital Ship STILL IN SERVICE that was built in 1862, and still runs on it's original stream engine that is fueled with dried llama dung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAP…
Thomas Jefferson believed Jesus's teachings were "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man," but that they had been appropriated by his followers, resulting in a Bible that contained both "diamonds of wisdom" and the "dung" of ancient political agendas. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Today I learned of the "Stoned Ape" theory of human evolution which states that early hominids ate "magic mushrooms" growing in the dung of large African Animals and this helped to rapidly evolve the human brain into a state of higher consciousness. bigthink.com/paul-ratner/…
There is a brewery in Japan that makes beer from elephant dung thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
Swedish scientist Marie Dacke discovered that dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate at night en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Heraclitus. A self taught philosopher with a superior tone that wrote his works in riddles due to people ridiculing his ideas. In his old age he sought a doctor to cure him of illness. The doctor could not understand him because he spoke in riddles so he covered himself in cow dung and died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of some odd traditions British butterfly enthusiasts follow every July in search of the rare Purple Emperor, which mostly involve planting repulsive offerings of rotten or pungent food and animal dung in the woods bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
So many farmers have died from exposure to the hydrogen sulfide in manure that scientists started calling it β€œdung lung”. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
Dung Beatles navigate using compass neurons in their brains while rolling dung balls. During the day, the neurons respond to the position of the sun, and at night they respond to polarized light. In absence of polarized light-like on a moonless night, they use the milky way. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1972, in York, England archaeologists discovered the largest piece of fossilized human feces ever found. The dung measured 7 inches long and 2 inches wide and was created by a Viking in the 9th century who's diet consisted of meat and bread and was riddled with intestinal worms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
Prague had not one, but two historic defenestrations. The second one, where 2 Catholics were thrown out of a 21m high window sparked a 30 year long war. The two men survived. According to Catholics they were caught by the Virgin Mary, while Protestants say they just fell into a dung pile. atlasobscura.com/places/d…
Australian cattle produce 300 million cow pads per day! Native dung beetles (evolved with marsupials) couldn't cope. So CSIRO (government agency) imported 55 species of foreign dung beetle from 1967 to 1982 to solve the problem. csiropedia.csiro.au/dung-…
Egyptians had incubators that could hatch chicken eggs. Because they hid their tech from outsiders and burned dung to heat them, Aristotle believed the eggs were incubated by burying them in dung! youtu.be/O7dAG4T-5h4
In London in the 1890's there were 300,000 horses on the streets which dropped 1,000 tons of dung a day. Boys aged 12 to 14 were paid to collect horse waste from the streets, which remained the main method until cars gradually replaced horse-drawn vehicles in the 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19t…
Dung beetles are the only species in the Animal kingdom that can use the β€˜Milky Way’ for orientation sciencedirect.com/science…
Many medieval books on animals include the bonnacon, a bull-like creature that defends itself by defecating on its attackers. It was said that it was able to fire its dung over 600 meters, and that contact with its feces "scorches pursuers like a sort of fire." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Wombats can run at a speed of 40km/h, 3km/h faster than Usain Bolt's average running speed during his world record. They also make cubic dung, which is thought to be so they can mark their territory without the dung rolling away en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
An Elephant's age can be estimated from the diameter of its dung cambridge.org/core/journa…
.Dung beetles use the milky way to navigate. sci-news.com/biology/arti…
Dung beetles have the greatest strength to weight ratio on earth, being able to lift over 1100 times their weight. This would be equivalent to an average human lifting over 80 tons. blogs.scientificamerican.…
In 2013 a Japanese brewery called Sankt Gallen brewed a beer with beans harvested from elephant dung, and it proceeded to sell out almost instantly. foxnews.com/food-drink/el…
Northern Ireland's Parliament building was painted with cow dung and bitumen to hide itself during World War 2. There is still traces of cow dung on the building till this day as it is so difficult to get off. niassembly.gov.uk/assembl…
A South African plant produces seeds that look and smell like animal dung, tricking dung beetles into burying and germinating the seeds. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
In WWII,Germans tank drivers in Africa would drive tanks over camel poop for luck. Allies responded by planting land mines disguised as camel dung. Germans got wind of this and began riding over dung that was already overrun with tank tracks. In turn, Allies made mines looking like overrun dung mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Dung beetles are the only known non-human animal to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way Galaxy voices.nationalgeographic…
Dung beetles can navigate when only the Milky Way or clusters of bright stars are visible and are the only insect known to orient itself by the galaxy! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Orientation cell.com/current-biology/…
There is an Icelandic beer that is made by smoking it over burning sheep dung. atlasobscura.com/foods/du…
Elephant dung is being converted into odor-free paper to benefit the elephants of Sri Lanka. mrelliepooh.com/pages/our…
The horned dung beetle is the strongest insect in the world, hundreds of times stronger than an ant sciencemag.org/news/2010/…
Poppycock, a word to describe nonsense and the name of a candy caramel corn and nut snack, originates from 19th century Dutch term, pappekak, meaning soft-dung. orville.com/poppycock-pop…
One of the steps of the poop disposal protocol when in the outdoors is to smear the poop thinly on a rock that receives direct sunlight so that the UV rays cook the pathogens, dry out the dung and the wind blows it away trailspace.com/articles/b…
In Norse mythology, Odin is said to have retrieved the "Mead of Poetry" from a giant and taken it back to Asgard in his bird form. But when the giant gave chase, Odin pooped out some of the mead in his haste to escape, and this bird dung is what inspires bad poets. hurstwic.org/history/arti…
Dung beetles navigate by the Milky Way blog.nationalgeographic.o…
The scarab, a sacred symbol of the Ancient Egyptians, was what we now refer to as a dung beetle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
Today I learned of A dovecote or dovecot /ˈdʌvkΙ’t/ (Scots: doocot) a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest. Pigeons and doves were an important food source historically in Western Europe and were kept for their eggs, flesh, and dung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dov…
The 3.6m year old Laetoli footprints, one of the most important finds concerning Human evolution and evidence of upright bipedal walking, was discovered by Paleoanthropologist Andrew Hill when he dove into the ground during the middle of an elephant dung fight with a colleague. pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/li…
The UK edition vinyl album cover of The White Stripes' Elephant (2003) was made from recycled elephant dung nme.com/news/music/the-wh…
That, in his book Natural History, roman philosopher Pliny the Elder adviced to "rub the teeth with ashes of burnt mouse-dung and honey" for the bad breath. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Elephants do not digest much of their food so their dung is again consumed by Baboons baboonfilms.org/diet/
Allied forces in WW2 would camouflage anti-tank land mines as camel dung, after learning that German tanks would routinely drive through piles of dung, thinking it would bring them good luck. gizmodo.co.uk/2013/03/rad…
Only two animals have been known to use stars to navigate: humans and dung beetles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
In 1703, Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe) was sentenced to be pilloried for seditious libel. Instead of being pelted with dung or rotten vegetables as was customary, the public instead threw flowers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
The Ancient Egyptians used crocodile dung as a contraceptive. cbsnews.com/pictures/15-m…
Renaissance women would make home made lotions to rid themselves of body hair. Ingredients included arsenic and cat dung. renresearch.wordpress.com…
South African and Swedish scientists have discovered that dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way, and that they are the first animals proven to use our galaxy for navigation. nzherald.co.nz/strange-bu…
Fossilized dinosaur poop is used as a gemstone for various types of jewelry. It's called coprolite, from the Greek words for "dung" and "stone." instoremag.com/fun-stuff/…
A prisoner once filed suit because he was required to be around mounted police officers, and kept stepping in their horse's dung, and wasn't allowed to wash it off before being led back to his cell. asci.uvm.edu/equine/law/c…
The animal kingdom produces enough dung to match the volume of water pouring over Victoria Falls youtu.be/uSTNyHkde08?t=12…
Tampons were originally made out of rock salt, wool, opium, and even elephant dung bustle.com/articles/12492…
Without dung beetles, the Serengeti would become unlivable. serengeti.org/flying_beet…
The Dung Beetle was linked to the Egyptian god Khepri, since they roll balls of dung like the rotation of the earth animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
The most expensive coffee in the world is recovered from elephant dung. abcnews.go.com/Business/e…
The earliest known contraceptive was created in 1850 BC in Egypt, it was composed of fermented dough and crocodile dung randomhistory.com/birth-c…
The Dung Beetle is not only the world’s strongest insect but also the strongest animal on the planet compared to body weight. extremescience.com/strong…
Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way. voices.nationalgeographic…
Dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way newscientist.com/article/…
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the city of New York tried to sue The Museum of Brooklyn for showing a controversial painting of Virgin Mary that was painted with elephant dung pbs.org/newshour/bb/enter…
The belief that mascara once contained bat guano is because the word is similar to guanine which has no relationship to dung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
Butterflies "mud-puddle", meaning that they suck nutrients like amino acids and salts from moist substances like mud, carrion, dung, or blood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud…
Dung beetles are the only known insects that use the Milky Way to navigate livescience.com/26557-dun…
Dung Beetles are the only insects that can orient themselves based on their position relative to the Milky Way Galaxy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
"...dung beetles use the gradient of light to dark provided by the Milky Way to ensure they keep rolling their balls in a straight line..." sciencedaily.com/releases…
Cow dung is used to clean floors, and line walls of houses. It is a natural antibacterial and insect (and scorpion) repellant. ecovillage.org.in/ecopedi…
The earliest contraceptive device for women was a concoction inserted into the vagina made of crocodile dung, honey, and sodium carbonate medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Ancient Egyptians used materials like honey, acacia gum, and crocodile dung as contraceptives. These are some of the earliest known methods of birth control from between 1550 and 1850 BCE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Ancient Egyptians used crocodile dung as a form of contraception theawl.com/2012/08/hideou…
, that dung beetles use constellations to figure out their way home. sciencealert.com/research…
Dung Beatles use the stars to navigate blogs.scientificamerican.…
The "Devil's Dung" herb has been used in contraception, as a digestion and flatulence aid, in cooking, and has been used in fighting asthma, bronchitis, and influenza. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa…
Dung beetles were introduced in Australia because native species avoided cattle dung, causing it to build up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
The Ancient Egyptians used acacia leaves, gum, and crocodile dung saturated with honey as contraceptives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Scarabs are actually a type of dung beetle and because their young hatch from pear-shaped poo-balls, the Egyptians mistakenly inferred that the female beetle was able to reproduce without needing a male. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
In Indian subcontinent, they use dried up cow dung cakes as cooking fuel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
Dung Fossils Suggest Dinosaurs Ate Grass with grass species much older than previously thought) news.nationalgeographic.c…
A sheep dung spitting contest exists, complete with sheep defecating directly on top of a man's face. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Ground sloth's dung is still intact in some undisturbed caves, despite going extinct 11,000 years ago en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
Today I learned of the Bonnacon, a mythological creature that sprays acidic dung when startled en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Elephant dung contains vital bacteria that break down plant cellulose. Baby elephants eat the dung of adults to "kick start" their digestive systems. youtube.com/watch?v=0icoU…
In the Defenestration of Prague of 1618, Protestant noblemen threw three Catholic ministers out of a 50 foot window, over a dispute about the closure of Protestant chapels. Amazingly, their fall was softened by a large dung heap which helped them survive the incident. private-prague-guide.com/…
The 3 victims of the Second Defenestration of Prague, who were Catholic, all survived the 70-foot fall. Catholics believe they were saved by angels, while Protestants believe they landed in a heap of horse dung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
Dung beetles navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
The name Mistletoe means dung twig. It is derived from Anglo-Saxon words "mistel" & "tan" because the plant often grows where birds leave droppings. blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-t…
Dung beetles are not pests, but help by removing breeding grounds for flies; also, they can be amazingly beautiful en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
Spitting antelope dung is a sport in South Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kud…
Dung beetles are currently the only known non-human animal to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way. voices.nationalgeographic…
The town of Beaver, Oklahoma is home to the World Cow Chip (aka cow dung) Throwing Championship. The world record is a throw of 185 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
Dung beetles (scarabs) navigate using the Milky Way Galaxy en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…

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