Square sausages anyone? Scientists uncover mechanics of cubed wombat poo


Wombats are the only animal in the world known to produce cubic poo. Until a few years ago it was assumed the feces was moulded into a square shape on its way out of the animal, but some robust research published in 2018 finally solved the mystery. It was revealed that wombats have a unique intestinal structure that can shape its poo into cubes before leaving the body. The resulting defecation is, quite literally, akin to squeezing a square peg through a round hole.
Now, in a newly published study in the journal Soft Matter, researchers have for the first time replicated the cubic formation p