Behold the basic physics of the wet dog shake, as explored by Andrew Dickerson, Grant Mills, Jay Bauman, Young-Hui Chang, David Hu of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Their (skimpy, introductory) paper is available on arxiv - it's really an introduction to this entrancing video (also available in a higher-res version):

(Thanks to Joseph Amaslab for bringing this to our attention.)

This post originally appeared on Improbable Research.