How Do Cats Drink Water?

Have you ever watched your cat when she drinks water? You may think she curls her tongue and uses it like a cup, but the truth is different and mind-blowing!

When cats drink water they rapidly flick the tip of their tongues on the water, drawing up a column of liquid to their mouths. Researchers found out that cats keep a delicate balance between gravity and inertia while drinking. They snap their mouth shut and the water is captured before the countervailing force of gravity pulls it down. Isn’t that amazing?