Furry mammals can shake themselves 70 percent dry in milliseconds. Scientists are using that tidbit to help humankind.
Bonnie Kane spends her days ducking for cover from the wet dogs she washes and grooms at Royal Pet Beauty Shop, her Minneapolis business. After 30 years in the business she's well aware of a dog's instinct to shake when wet, but never thought much about just how efficient the dog's shake is.
"Once they feel the water start hitting them, they generally start shaking, and the colder the water the more they shake," Kane said. "Some of them shake so uniquely. It's pretty funny."