Dog Tongue Science

Most people think that when a dog drinks, he creates a kind of spoon with the top of his tongue and brings liquid back to his mouth. When looking at a dog lapping at a bowl of water in real time, it certainly seems this way. But if you slow down a film of the process at around 300 frames by second, things are not really as they appear. Video after the jump.

[Picture source: Flickr]

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2 Responses to Dog Tongue Science

  1. Whoa that was crazy! Boy is about 90% of our population wrong about that. Though I don't know, this dog seems to drink a little differently than what I'm used to seeing. Now I'm curious about cat tongues and about the ridges they have.

  2. Whoa that was crazy! Boy is about 90% of our population wrong about that. Though I don’t know, this dog seems to drink a little differently than what I’m used to seeing. Now I’m curious about cat tongues and about the ridges they have.