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By studying MIT Associate Professor Roman Stocker’s cat, Cutta Cutta, Researchers at MIT, Virginia Tech, and Princeton have found that when cats lap, only the top surface of their tongue touches the liquid. Domestic cats lap about four times per second, and each lap brings in 0.1 milliliters of liquid.
Micaela Pilotto, Roman Stocker and Pedro Reis
By studying MIT Associate Professor Roman Stocker’s cat, Cutta Cutta, Researchers at MIT, Virginia Tech, and Princeton have found that when cats lap, only the top surface of their tongue touches the liquid. Domestic cats lap about four times per second, and each lap brings in 0.1 milliliters of liquid.