Thursday, November 11, 2010

How Cats Drink

The New York Times is reporting today that the latest issue of Science includes an article that demonstrates how cats drink. Unlike dogs, who use their tongues to make a crude little cup (thus the lapping sound), cats apparently touch the tip of their tongue to the surface of the fluid and draw up a column of water (or milk) which they simply close their jaws around.Way cool science, Drs. Reis and Stocker.

Now, to watch the girls drink and imagine a column of water moving too fast for my eye to see...

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