The Mystery of Wombat Poop

The Mystery of Wombat Poop

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 956 , Segment 6

Episode: Mexico’s New President, Robin Hood, Cancer Diagnosis, Safe Worship

  • Dec 3, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 13:52 mins

Guest: David Hu, Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Georgia Tech Cubes occur very rarely in nature. There are some minerals – like iron pyrite, aka fool’s gold – that naturally form in cubic crystals. Another notable exception is the Australian marsupial called a wombat – it’s shaped like a fuzzy, overstuffed football, but its droppings have flat edges. Wombats poop cubes. And until recently, nobody knew why.

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