The Wet Dog Shake: Scientists Uncover Secret

Call it Fido physics. Intrigued by the infamous wet-dog shake, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have figured how fast a sopping wet pooch must shimmy to dry himself off. How did they do it? Instead of running for the hills when the waterlogged animals got ready to shake, the researchers risked getting wet themselves. They got up close and personal with a slow-motion video camera, and then analyzed the shaking. They discovered that the smaller the animals, the faster they...Full Story
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