How Much Water Can a Wet Dog Shake Off? | MythBusters Jr.


Narrator: BACK AT THE SHOP,
IT’S ALMOST BATH TIME. Rachel: SO WE HAVE A PLAN. WE HAVE THE POOL,
WE HAVE THE SCALE, AND WE HAVE OUR LITTLE KLAUS. SO THE FIRST THING
WE’RE GONNA DO IS WE’RE GONNA
WEIGH HIM NORMALLY. THEN WE’RE GONNA
GIVE HIM A BATH. Narrator: GETTING HIS DRY WEIGHT
OF 19.4 POUNDS IS THE EASY PART. NOW IT’S TIME TO GET WET. OH, NO, NO, NO, NO!
NOT TOO HIGH. NOT TOO HIGH. -OKAY.
-JUST RIGHT, RIGHT ON HIM. RIGHT THERE.
-THERE WE GO. Narrator:
WITH EIGHT DOGS AT HOME,
RACHEL’S GOT BATH TIME DOWN PAT. -OHH!
-ELIJAH, NOT SO MUCH. YEAH, I HAVE NO DOGS,
I’M A CAT PERSON. WELL, I LIKE CATS. I’M NOT,
LIKE, I’M NOT A FURRY. Narrator:
EVERY FIBER OF THIS FURRY FRAME
WANTS TO SHIMMY FROM NOSE TO TAIL. THE HARDEST PART WAS NOT GETTING
THE DOGS TO SHAKE. BECAUSE THAT’S ALL THEY WANT TO
DO IS SHAKE. ELIJAH GRABS A READING
OF 20.4 POUNDS. NOT A SECOND TOO SOON. THAT WAS ALL UP IN MY FACE.
[ CHUCKLES ] Narrator:
THEN IT’S BACK ON THE SCALE
FOR THOSE VITAL POST-SHAKE PARTICULARS. TWENTY POINT ONE POUNDS. YAY! GOOD BOY, KLAUS. Narrator: POINT THREE OF A POUND
DOESN’T SOUND LIKE MUCH, BUT MATH GENIUS AND COLLEGE
SOPHOMORE CANNAN SOON CONFIRMS THAT THE MYTH IS
OFF TO A PROMISING START. THE RESULTS ARE THAT KLAUS LOST
ABOUT 60% OF HIS WATER WEIGHT IN ONE SHAKE CYCLE. Rachel: IT’S NOT 70%,
BUT IT’S STILL VERY IMPRESSIVE. Narrator: IMPRESSIVE ENOUGH
FOR ELIJAH TO PROPOSE HIS “PET” THEORY
OF COMPARATIVE SPECIES SHAKING. WE’RE GONNA TEST TO SEE IF
HUMANS CAN SHAKE WATER OUT OF THEIR HAIR,
JUST LIKE DOGS CAN SHAKE WATER OUT OF THEIR FUR. Narrator: NO PRIZES
FOR GUESSING WHICH HUMAN. JUST LIKE KLAUS,
ELIJAH FIRST GETS WEIGHED DRY, THEN IT’S DUNK TIME. IN THREE, TWO, ONE.
GO. DOWN. THANK YOU. [ LAUGHS ] OH, THAT WAS FU– [ LAUGHS ] GO!
-OH. Narrator: ELIJAH’S NOW WEIGHED
WITH HIS MANE RINGING WET. AND THEN… ♪♪ OH, MY! WHOA!
[ CANNAN LAUGHS ] ELIJAH.
E-ELIJAH. [ LAUGHS ] Narrator: SO, LET’S GET THE DATA
ON DUDE VERSUS DOG. Elijah: I GAINED 0.7 POUNDS
AFTER MY HAIR WAS SOAKED AND I LOST 0.2 POUNDS WHEN I,
LIKE, SHOOK OUT MY HAIR. OKAY. MATH MAN,
WHAT IS THAT IN PERCENTAGE? THAT IS 28.5% OF THE WATER LOST. Narrator: NOT TOO SHABBY. STILL NO MATCH FOR KLAUS. BUT TO GIVE THIS MYTH
A FAIR SHAKE, THEY’LL NEED A MUCH BIGGER
SAMPLE SIZE.

100 thoughts on “How Much Water Can a Wet Dog Shake Off? | MythBusters Jr.

  1. Hair length is critical Dobermans versus Chows are completely different for example. I'm sure a Chow Chow has a couple pounds of water it can hold and all that fur.

  2. Always wondered the water holding capacity of hair. Mostly beard but sometimes the normal kind on the top of the head. Still don't know…

  3. Sports games fun enjoyment love sex lust etc are must always also… Self work self interests self style are must always also…

  4. Be real be practical… Gk, other real existing concepts local area concepts common concepts basic concepts current affairs are must..

  5. huh, real cool test. Only problem 2 short 2 care about a 2 year OLD brain trying a 2 little thing 2 care about. 2 MANY 2'S 2 MUCH 2 HANDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Good show… if they'd have called it something else. Shit doesn't hold a candle to the original. Call it scientific method for kids or something.

  7. and not to hate.. they already do this stuff on youtube channels.. They cant do real stuff because they are just kids. This really isnt worthy of the science channel. (sadly)

  8. Cannan ? I've seen an article of that kid, at 10 years old he was graduating college on astro physics or sum shit

  9. 2009: 0:36 I have no dogs I'm a cat person.
    Okay, I gotchu.
    2019: and by that I mean I like cats I'm not a furry.
    Bruh, you could've left it at….

  10. So hyped…
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

  11. There college smart. ? Then why did he shake more than the dog. The dog did it for lil 2 sec and lost that and he did it for 10sec .pluse dog hair is way different than human its designed to get water off

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *