Author Topic: Deciphering an Old Dog's Trick  (Read 515 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gary

  • Critical Mass
  • ****
  • Posts: 1192
  • Meow!
    • Facebook
The wet dog shake: Physics Revealed
We've all been sprayed by a shaking soaked pooch. Now their technique could be applied to washing machines.  

It says that some smaller creatures can generate up to 20 G's to accomplish this task.  Pretty cool.

http://news.discovery.com/animals/wet-dog-shake-physics.html


« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 12:38:32 AM by PPI Gary »
Gary \m/
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself!

Offline PPI Debra

  • Critical Mass
  • ****
  • Posts: 3066
    • Pacific Paranormal Investigations on Facebook
That's a cool story.
I wonder how much it cost to study the wet dog shake???
"If you're after gettin' the honey, don't go killin' all the bees." -Joe Strummer

Offline Gary

  • Critical Mass
  • ****
  • Posts: 1192
  • Meow!
    • Facebook
Probably more than any of us would really care to know. 
Gary \m/
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself!

Offline Damian

  • Critical Mass
  • ****
  • Posts: 983
  • When the student is ready, the master appears.
It's such a cool natural phenomenon!  And it looks even cooler in slow-mo!   :o
"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It cuts the hand that wields it." --Rabindranath Tagore

"Me fail English? That's unpossible." --Ralph Wiggum

Offline PPI Tracy

  • PPI Reserve Investigator
  • Critical Mass
  • ***
  • Posts: 5014
That's a cool story.
I wonder how much it cost to study the wet dog shake???

Your tax dollars....hard at work.  "Ruff"

Offline PPI Brian

  • Super Administrator
  • Critical Mass
  • *****
  • Posts: 9800
  • The Truth is Out There
    • Pacific Paranormal Investigations on Facebook
That's a great article, Gary. Thanks for sharing that. I find it amazing how little we know about things we take for granted -- such as the subject of this article. The world is full of wonder, and revisiting subjects we think we know so much about always brings about a new revelation. ;D
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."--Carl Sagan

Offline PPI Tracy

  • PPI Reserve Investigator
  • Critical Mass
  • ***
  • Posts: 5014
Well put, Brian.  Well put.