In 2011, a group of scientists went to a wide open field with 70 dogs.
They stayed there for two years documenting, taking photos and detailed notes every time one of the dogs pooped or peed. 💩
After 1,893 poops and 5,582 urinations, they published a study, proving that most dogs face North while they poop!
(Specifically, a magnetic field in a dogs body tells them where the Earths north/south axis is and they like aligning with that. – That’s why dogs turn in circles before doing their business.)
Anyway, as impressed as I am with this very important factoid (knowing Cooper has a GPS inside his butt might save me if we’re lost in the woods one day) I’m actually more impressed with *how* the team of scientists did this job…👨🔬👩🔬
Can you imagine what they told their friends when they asked about what they did for work? What did their family members think of their profession? How many people laughed in their face when they introduced themselves at a party? It must have been a humiliating 2 years of study!
It’s super impressive when people persist in the face of laughter, staying dedicated to the mission even though others might think you’re crazy.
It inspires me to follow my personal whacky dreams more.
So the next time you feel like you’re not being appreciated in the world or doing work that others care about… Remember, no matter how silly it seems to others, press on. You are doing important stuff that you care about! Even if you are a poop monitor.
Have a great day!
*Pic is a snip from the original study. Check it out here 🙂