Cats and dogs use same technique to lap up liquid

Cats and dogs have at last got something in common - at least when it comes to quenching their thirst. Until now, it was thought that they used remarkably different techniques to drink: for felines, an elegant lap; for canines, a messy scoop. But scientists have shown the domestic rivals both use the same subtle balance between inertia and gravity to draw liquid into their mouths.

2011-05-25

 cat dog liquid fluid drinking physics

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