Shake, animal, shake—and dry, at your own frequency

A furred animal shakes itself dry at a characteristic frequency. This video documents the physics of it, in slow motion accompanied by music. This study, from which the video is descended, explains the detail:

“Wet Animals Shake at Tuned Frequencies to Dry,” Andrew K. Dickerson, Zachary G. Mills, and David L. Hu, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, forthcoming.

(Thanks to investigator Elaine Snell for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: Earlier this year, Dickerson and Hu teamed up with Peter Shankles and Ig Nobel Prize winner Mahadevan to publish the report called “Mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions by virtue of their low mass“, which also spun off a video: