The wet dog shake

cat and dog fight

Ah, those crazy engineers and scientists are at it again and this time with the humble wet dog shake.  The Secret of the wet dog shake will hopefully help our designers create more efficient products in the future.  The study has found the dog to be one of the most efficient ‘designs’ in allowing for the removal of excess water.  In just 4 seconds (and that’s all it takes when you happen to be standing next to a wet dog) for a dog to shake off 70% of water from a wet coat.

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7 Comments on “The wet dog shake”

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    And it’s amazing how much of that 70% can land on the human next to him.

  2. Raunak says:

    🙂 in addition to brightening my day, you also make me feel proud to be a mechanical engineer 🙂

    • Marti says:

      I must admit, I do love to bag engineers, but they can get up to some pretty cool things. I should have made that study for my final year Theseus, rather than that rather boring wind turbine (although, I did get to play in the wind tunnel which was fun)
      Marti

  3. rumpydog says:

    I think DeDe and I should try that on June Buggie! woo woo woo!


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