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28th Jan 2013, 20:00
Dung beetles use stars to navigate - study - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za (http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/dung-beetles-use-stars-to-navigate-study-1.1459030)

Not sure how they navigate when it's cloudy.Maybe they have satnavs.

28th Jan 2013, 20:06
That's a load of crap!

BAMRA wake up
28th Jan 2013, 20:58
Not sure how they navigate when it's cloudy.Maybe they have satnavs.

Shatnavs surely!

tony draper
28th Jan 2013, 21:04
Ah well one's knowledge of Astronomy will come in handy when one is reincarnated,(got some bad karma that needs paying orf)

28th Jan 2013, 21:17
If the lowly Dung Beetle can do it....why cannot NAV's do it?:E

28th Jan 2013, 21:18
after all, they both work with a lump of shit in front that they try to direct.

28th Jan 2013, 21:34
Follow that dung beetle !!! Nope, doesn't work really. We got dogs who push donkey-doo along with their noses, bit quicker than beetles. But who cares? I never stray more than ten minutes walk from home and it's always VMC right down to fl zero.

28th Jan 2013, 23:05
Gives a whole new meaning to "Per Ardua ad Astra"....

28th Jan 2013, 23:20
I guess they use Asstral navigation to find their way

29th Jan 2013, 05:17
I must be getting dyslexic - I thought it
read "Star beetles use shit to navigate".

29th Jan 2013, 06:36

29th Jan 2013, 06:39
The student Nav dung bettle knew the check ride hadn't gone well as soon as the examining board entered the room. He could see it in their faeces.....

29th Jan 2013, 08:11
...he knew he'd be pushing sh!t uphill.

29th Jan 2013, 08:53

Arm out the window
29th Jan 2013, 09:03
Daryl had the first two position lines, and now just needed a turd to complete his triangulation.

29th Jan 2013, 09:17
They must be even cleverer than I thought, as they push the dung-balls with their rear legs, don't they? Or am I talking crap?

G&T ice n slice
29th Jan 2013, 14:40
as they push the dung-balls with their rear legs

well, of course they do!

Don;t want to get the stuff all over yer hands now, do you?

Here is a dung related joke.... (stolen shamelessly from my 8 yr old niece)

Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton are walking along when Einstein sees something right in the middle of the pavement.... he stops and carefully bends down & sniffs it and goes "hmmmmm" thoughtfully. Then he scoops a bit up & checks the texture ....
and goes "jaaa, jaaa" in a contemplative tone.... Then he licks a finger and goes "Ja, I thought so" in a Eureka sort of way.

"Isaac" says Einstein, "zis is dogpoo! - I am zo happy we did not tread in zat!"

29th Jan 2013, 14:42
If the lowly Dung Beetle can do it....why cannot NAV's do it?http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/evil.gif

Bugger, if I'd known this 40 years ago I'd have taken a few along on trips where we planned to use astro. Was always a bloody mystery to me, and a miracle if it worked out!

wings folded
29th Jan 2013, 14:45
I usually encounter shit wherever I go. I don't need to navigate towards it; it finds me.

29th Jan 2013, 18:19
What a coincidence - I'm a Star (my wife says) and I use dung beetles to navigate !