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Taking the Purrfect Drink is all Physics to a Cat
by staff writer , 2011.02.28
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Have you ever wondered why is it that a dog slobbers all over the place when it takes a drink whereas a cat does not? Well, wonder no more! Scientists have watched countless slow motion videos of cats drinking and have come up with the answer as to why is it that cats can take their drinks in such dainty manner...and it all has to do with Physics!

As The Washington Post tells us, "The answer involves an exquisite demonstration of physics: The cat, in effect, balances the forces of gravity against the forces of inertia, and so quenches its thirst." Click to watch this slow-motion video clip and see for yourself how the cat uses the laws of Physics while it drinks. 


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