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2012-08-15 12:15:42 PM
Can they explain why a dog has to stand two feet from you and everything you hold dear in order to shake off water?
 
2012-08-15 12:15:53 PM
Woohoo look at that flubber fly!
 
2012-08-15 12:15:54 PM
Wet dog shakes. Water falls off.

You can't explain tha-

oh wait.
 
2012-08-15 12:17:20 PM

cgraves67: Can they explain why a dog has to stand two feet from you and everything you hold dear in order to shake off water?


Because you're about to go on a first date and you're already late and nervous.
 
2012-08-15 12:20:34 PM
What can science not do?
 
2012-08-15 12:20:41 PM
Time Warp did it.
 
2012-08-15 12:20:41 PM

cgraves67: Can they explain why a dog has to stand two feet from you and everything you hold dear in order to shake off water?


Came here to ask that. Why oh why???
 
2012-08-15 12:20:44 PM
I usually get the shakes after a long night of boozin'.
 
2012-08-15 12:21:35 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-15 12:21:58 PM

The researchers, led by Georgia Institue of Technology biologist David Hu, demonstrate that whether it's a mouse, a goat, a dog or a bear, the shake of a wet mammal is anything but random.


He's the leader, eh? I guess Hu's on first.
 
2012-08-15 12:23:15 PM
Butt(e) hole trifecta in play?
 
2012-08-15 12:24:04 PM
gothamist.com
 
2012-08-15 12:24:48 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Time Warp did it.


No, that was just a jump to the left. This is more of a full-body shake.
 
2012-08-15 12:26:05 PM
His name was Seymour. He was once intimate with the leg of a wandering saxophonist. He had wet dog smell, even when dry. And he was not above chasing the number 29 bus.
 
2012-08-15 12:26:22 PM
I wonder if they can determine the best way for a hairless human to communicate the need to shake in the tub and not in the hallway to a wet dog. Shaking one's head and going "Brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr" doesn't work all that well.
 
2012-08-15 12:26:56 PM
That is one smooth operating sheep.
 
2012-08-15 12:27:11 PM
Low-speed videography reveals it takes me about 4 faps-per-second to shed a certain liquid.
 
2012-08-15 12:27:19 PM

theorellior: I wonder if they can determine the best way for a hairless human to communicate the need to shake in the tub and not in the hallway to a wet dog. Shaking one's head and going "Brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr" doesn't work all that well.


Wash 'em in the backyard?
 
2012-08-15 12:31:38 PM

theorellior: I wonder if they can determine the best way for a hairless human to communicate the need to shake in the tub and not in the hallway to a wet dog. Shaking one's head and going "Brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr" doesn't work all that well.


I use the shake it command. Seems to work reasonable well.

/also uses the outdoors for bath time. Or the local pet store in the winter.
 
2012-08-15 12:32:34 PM
Still curious about the mystery of the Hamster Shake.
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2012-08-15 12:34:17 PM

ronaprhys: I use the shake it command. Seems to work reasonable well.


Yep, this works for me every time: "Rover..oh Rover! Shake it, sh-sh-sh-shake it, shake it, shake it, sh-shake it like a Polaroid picture!"
 
2012-08-15 12:34:41 PM
I gotta try that the next time I shower.
 
2012-08-15 12:35:07 PM

Hector Felix: What can science not do?


Answer that question.
 
2012-08-15 12:36:33 PM

cgraves67: Can they explain why a dog has to stand two feet from you and everything you hold dear in order to shake off water?


Ours will stand there, soaked from nose to tail after a bath or playing in the water, and wait for me or my wife to come close and start to shake off.

Our dog is a dick.
 
2012-08-15 12:37:27 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Wash 'em in the backyard?


No backyard, hard to do in the winter.

ronaprhys: /also uses the outdoors for bath time. Or the local pet store in the winter.


I'm not paying to wash my dog. Anyway, I haven't been able to get him to comprehend the "shake" command. So he just chills in the tub until he decides to shake a couple times.
 
2012-08-15 12:43:11 PM

theorellior: I'm not paying to wash my dog. Anyway, I haven't been able to get him to comprehend the "shake" command. So he just chills in the tub until he decides to shake a couple times.


I could see when she was about to shake, so I started using the command and then praising her when she did. It only works around bathtime or when she's wet.
 
2012-08-15 12:44:38 PM
I just make sure that I wash the dog on days when I'm planning to scrub down the bathroom anyway.
 
2012-08-15 12:47:47 PM

chechcal: I just make sure that I wash the dog on days when I'm planning to scrub down the bathroom anyway.


Wait.

You can clean a bathroom?
 
2012-08-15 12:49:34 PM

theorellior: I May Be Crazy But...: Wash 'em in the backyard?

No backyard, hard to do in the winter.


Get a big towel you don't plan to use for anything else, maybe. (The wet dog smell never quite comes out of the towel in my experience)
 
2012-08-15 12:50:33 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Get a big towel you don't plan to use for anything else, maybe. (The wet dog smell never quite comes out of the towel in my experience)


True. There is a designated "puppy towel" in the KiplingKat household.
 
2012-08-15 12:51:09 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: (The wet dog smell never quite comes out of the towel in my experience)


That's why I keep an old set of sheets for when your mom spends the night.
 
2012-08-15 12:53:29 PM
Nobody has ever done this before.
Next, someone should do a high speed video of a bullet piercing an apple.
 
2012-08-15 12:53:43 PM
....oscillating fast in order to generate the centrifugal force necessary....
 
2012-08-15 12:56:03 PM

BurnShrike: I May Be Crazy But...: (The wet dog smell never quite comes out of the towel in my experience)

That's why I keep an old set of sheets for when your mom spends the night.


I'd suggest a whole different mattress, but if the stink doesn't bother you, have fun.
 
2012-08-15 12:56:19 PM
My favorite:
 
2012-08-15 12:56:50 PM
This guy laughs at your "High speed photography"
 
2012-08-15 12:57:15 PM
I fail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsp_Nn02yro
 
2012-08-15 12:57:45 PM

ronaprhys: I could see when she was about to shake, so I started using the command and then praising her when she did. It only works around bathtime or when she's wet.


I'll have to try that.

KiplingKat872: True. There is a designated "puppy towel" in the KiplingKat household.


Fortunately, we have a whole array of dog towels available. : )
 
2012-08-15 12:58:10 PM
My cat does the wet dog shake when he's dry. Sounds like a cross between a Bronx Cheer and a horse exhaling.

/you can't explain that
 
2012-08-15 12:58:12 PM

theorellior: I wonder if they can determine the best way for a hairless human to communicate the need to shake in the tub and not in the hallway to a wet dog. Shaking one's head and going "Brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr" doesn't work all that well.


I'll close the shower curtain and stand in there with him, since I'm already in a tank and undies from the bath in the first place... and then I do a little 'shakey dance' while telling him to Shake. He generally gets the idea.

I do the same thing if it's been raining outside when he goes out for his business, my neighbors like to laugh at me while I'm standing on the front porch doing the shakey dance.
 
2012-08-15 12:58:45 PM
on the rare occasion that I give the cat a bath, I just pick her up from the water, and squeeze the water down her legs and paws, looking pressing water from a sponge. It's very funny and probably humilating for the little creature.

the main body part, I just wrap her up in a towel and try to dry her off as much as possible, before letting her go wild with the shaking.

/ haven't bathed the cat in a couple years. she doesn't appear to require maintenance.
 
2012-08-15 12:59:48 PM

CapeFearCadaver: I'll close the shower curtain and stand in there with him, since I'm already in a tank and undies from the bath in the first place... and then I do a little 'shakey dance' while telling him to Shake. He generally gets the idea.


I have the strangest boner right now.
 
2012-08-15 12:59:49 PM
welcome to dairy queen can I help you? ... I'll take one of them lil greazy handbergers and a wet dog shake ... and a icecreme comb to go
 
2012-08-15 01:00:13 PM

pute kisses like a man: on the rare occasion that I give the cat a bath, I just pick her up from the water, and squeeze the water down her legs and paws, looking pressing water from a sponge. It's very funny and probably humilating for the little creature.

the main body part, I just wrap her up in a towel and try to dry her off as much as possible, before letting her go wild with the shaking.

/ haven't bathed the cat in a couple years. she doesn't appear to require maintenance.


Is this your way of telling us you have a dirty pussy?

...cat
 
2012-08-15 01:01:13 PM
Not wet but slowed down.
 
2012-08-15 01:01:53 PM

pute kisses like a man: looking


how "looking" was typed instead of "like" is beyond me. why do I even pretend to have a reliable brain-body communication system
 
2012-08-15 01:03:49 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: pute kisses like a man: on the rare occasion that I give the cat a bath, I just pick her up from the water, and squeeze the water down her legs and paws, looking pressing water from a sponge. It's very funny and probably humilating for the little creature.

the main body part, I just wrap her up in a towel and try to dry her off as much as possible, before letting her go wild with the shaking.

/ haven't bathed the cat in a couple years. she doesn't appear to require maintenance.

Is this your way of telling us you have a dirty pussy?

...cat


oh most definitely.

but, the dirty pussy comment reminded me of why I have to dry her off more frequently. sometimes the dirty pussy (cat) jumps into the shower with me.

/ I don't understand how that comment made me think of my cat's folly
 
2012-08-15 01:04:14 PM

pute kisses like a man: on the rare occasion that I give the cat a bath, I just pick her up from the water by the tail, and squeeze the water down her legs and paws, avoiding the bittee end .


made better for me
 
2012-08-15 01:13:48 PM
Next up. Projectile shedding: Fiction or fable?
 
2012-08-15 01:19:00 PM

natazha: Next up. Projectile shedding: Fiction or fable?


Ask a porcupine?
 
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