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August 16, 2012 1:57 PM   Subscribe

"Mammals can generate centrifugal forces 10-70 times gravity" & "animals 'tune' the frequency of their shaking" What happens when mammals shake themselves dry. In slow motion. Also in cute-vision.
posted by OmieWise (19 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Shakes per second" is my new favorite unit of measurement.
posted by peacrow at 2:04 PM on August 16, 2012


This is exactly the brain-bleach I needed after that Marineland post. Thank you.
posted by sparklemotion at 2:09 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


We filmed cute animals doing cute things in slow-motion... FOR SCIENCE!
posted by Jon_Evil at 2:11 PM on August 16, 2012


This is exactly what I needed after a day of client angst. THE EARS! The FLOPPY, FLOPPY EARS!
posted by maudlin at 2:12 PM on August 16, 2012


Is this going to help me convince my dogmonster to shake quicker after I bathe him? He is SO slow. He just sits there, soaking wet, looking at me like "Aren't you going to do anything with that towel, buddy?" And no matter how many times I tell him he has a really awesome mechanism for taking care of this efficiently... he just stares back at me, silently demanding to be toweled off.
posted by jph at 2:20 PM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Previously.
posted by griphus at 2:22 PM on August 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that previously link is where I learned that you can arrest a shake by grabbing your dog's snout. Saved myself many a proximal shaking.
posted by disillusioned at 2:26 PM on August 16, 2012


The mammals in question used that same footage in a video called "Sometimes scientists can be real jerks."
posted by jlowen at 2:30 PM on August 16, 2012


They probably think 10 to 70 Gees is a lot, but they haven't measured my ass when I'm bopping to the Gaga.
posted by anonymisc at 2:38 PM on August 16, 2012


Even science has its limits.
posted by mazola at 2:42 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


They missed this mammal.
posted by Kabanos at 2:54 PM on August 16, 2012


"Shakes per second" is my new favorite unit of measurement

A shake is also a measure of time, so… shakes per shake?
posted by hattifattener at 5:54 PM on August 16, 2012


That had to be the cutest pig evar!!1!
posted by deborah at 5:57 PM on August 16, 2012




I just attempted to pogo with my cat, independent of this thread.

Cats.
Do.
Not.
Like.
To.
Pogo.

At least to Cock Sparrer.
posted by Mezentian at 6:33 AM on August 17, 2012


Cats prefer UK88.
posted by griphus at 6:45 AM on August 17, 2012


Erm, 82. UK 82.
posted by griphus at 6:46 AM on August 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


77 is where it's at.
My cats know that. But I will immediately deploy some UK 82. It make make make all the difference.
posted by Mezentian at 7:01 AM on August 17, 2012


It make make make all the difference?
Inexplicable. I mist have copied that from another window.
posted by Mezentian at 7:30 AM on August 17, 2012


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