Cube-Shaped Poop of Wombats Reveals Mystery

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How often have you wondered whether a good poop in the morning is the best feeling in the world? No? Come to think about the days when your body could not get rid of the waste and you did not clear your morning deed, how difficult was it to stay uncomfortable for the whole day, thinking twice before eating a delicious meal and trying herbal digestive pills in order to clear your stomach. You cannot deny the fact that with an upset stomach, one can neither work with peace of mind nor enjoy good food. It may seem weird but scientists have researched on poop and found out that it can tell us a lot about the food habits and lifestyle of the person concerned. This poop study has not only been limited to humans but animals as well. Very interestingly. It has been discovered that in the world full of variety of animal species, the one with the most unique kind of poop are wombats.

There is No End to Poop- Not Cube Shaped Ones at Least

Wombats are native animals of Australia and are four legged marsupials. They are usually found in mountainous and forested regions of Australia. They have powerful claws and rodent-like front teeth along with their backward pouch which is considered as their most distinctive feature. Another distinct feature of these wombats is their cube shaped feces. Yes, you read that right-Cube-shaped feces. Despite having normal round-shaped ass like that of other mammals, these marsupials from Australia can deliver about 100 deposits of poop per night that too in the shape of cubes, unlike other animal poop of messy pile shape, tubular coil shapes or even in the shape of pellets.

Simple Mystery behind Wombat’s Feces

Scientists recently discovered that the miscellaneous elastic capacity of the intestines help in sculpting the poop into cubes. After further study of their digestive tracts, the fluid dynamics of these animals were found after body part was collected as a result of road accidents in Tasmania. A wombat’s intestine was compared to that of a pig. A balloon was inserted into the digestive tract of the animals in order to test how it stretched out in order to fit with the balloon. It was found that the feces of a wombat changed from a liquid state to a solid state in the last 25% of the intestines but towards the end part of 8% of the walls, the elasticity meant that the poop took shape of separate cubes. The result of this was the 2cm cube shaped poop secreted for about a 100 times from a wombat’s body, thus, solving the unusual mystery.

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