Friday, November 28, 2014

Cat item of the day

Why do dogs make a bigger mess drinking water than cats?

From ABC(Aus)

The research team previously found that felines drink via a two-part process consisting of an elegant plunge and pull, in which a cat gently places its tongue on the water's surface and then rapidly withdraws it, creating a column of water underneath the cat's retracting tongue.
"When we started this project, we thought that dogs drink similarly to cats," says Sunny Jung, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech.
"But it turns out that it's different, because dogs smash their tongues on the water surface—they make lots of splashing -- but a cat never does that."

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