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Are dogs sloppy or smart drinkers? Both, it turns out
Are dogs sloppy or smart drinkers? Both, it turns out

Dogs aren’t known to be the most graceful of drinkers – place a bowl of water in front of a thirsty canine and you’re likely to see much of its contents splattered across the floor. But researchers who have studied the exquisite lapping strategy of the cat have found that even though dogs seem sloppy when they have a drink, they have a clever strategy of their own. The findings, described at the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in San Francisco, provide fresh insight on this basic and yet still mysterious animal behavior. When it comes to getting a mouthful of water, different animals have distinct strategies, said research...

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