Cows are the female animal once they have had a baby calf. Heifers are cows that haven't had a baby yet. Bulls are the males capable of mating and steers are bulls that have been castrated (only removing testicles). The general descriptor for the species as a whole is "cattle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Cillian Murphy was vegetarian for about 15 years prior to working on Peaky Blinders. Saying it was never a moral decision. It was more that he was worried about getting mad cow disease. hollywood.com/general/cil…
According to the Health and Safety Executive, cows are the "most deadly" large animal in Britain fwi.co.uk/business/busine…
Cockroach milk is four times as nutritious as cow’s milk. glamourmagazine.co.uk/art…
The Myth That Cows Can't Walk Down Stairs Is False. youtu.be/njD5XAS4N_4
When microbiologist Curt Jones tried to freeze cow feed with liquid nitrogen to turn it into mini pellets, he was inspired to do the same with ice cream and invented Dippin' Dots. foodbeast.com/news/dippin…
Tom Lester beat out 400 actors for the role of Eb on Green Acres, despite having no acting experience, because he was the only one auditioning who could actually milk a cow en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Today I learned of "Swino", a pig who raided a campsite in Australia. Campers heard crunching in the night & found Swino drinking several cans of beer they'd left out. Other campers reported seeing the pig eat trash, mess with a cow, swim in a river, pass out under a tree. He was later found dead, hit by a car. outdoorrevival.com/featur…
A conspiracy theory exists that Disney has tried to cover up the animal Goofy is based on because the species is a non-American (gasp) cow. doctordisney.com/2019/02/…
Cows are fed a magnet to prevent metal objects from damaging their digestive system. It stays there for life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Cows sometimes sit like dogs thedodo.com/cows-sitting-…
In Vermont, debtors are allowed to hold onto 1 cow, 2 goats and 3 swarms of bees from debt collectors. consumerist.com/2013/10/1…
Today I learned of Aleksandr Karelin who dominated Greco-Roman wrestling with a devastating reverse body lift, a Phd in Sports Science and an 888-1 record. In the 2000 Olympics, he faced Rulon Gardner, an US dairy farmer who wrestled cows. Gardner was so heavy, Karelin was unable to lift him and lost. youtube.com/watch?v=yJ4qh…
Cows can drink up to 14 liters a minute, and 155 liters a day. farminglife.com/news/are-…
Jack in the Box was sued for running ads saying that Carl's Jr and Hardees were selling burgers made of cow anus businessinsider.com/carls…
Today I learned of milk sickness which is a poisoning that affects individuals who ingest milk, other dairy products, or meat from a cow that has fed on the white snakeroot plant, which contains the poison tremetol. wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_s…
The intestines (Goldbeater’s skins) of 250,000-450,000 cows where needed to build one WW1 Zeppelin. improbable.com/2013/10/28…
Today I learned about Genna, a traditional Ethiopian sport similar to field hockey, played on a cow field without removing the cows. The goals are sometimes miles apart. youtube.com/watch?v=UOttB…
Black and white stripes deter insects. Japanese scientists hypothesized that zebras' stripes deter insects. So they painted black and white stripes on cows. Striped cows had about 50% fewer biting flies land on them than unpainted cows. cnn.com/2019/10/08/us/cow…
Stray cows in Uttar Pradesh, India, are barcoded to help keep track of their location and use unoccupied government buildings to give them shelter. indiatoday.in/india/story…
An Israeli company, (Aleph Farms) 3D printed meat in space from cells extracted from a cow. businessinsider.com/meat-…
While animal brains are part of many countries' cuisines, eating human brains can cause a deadly disease similar to mad cow disease called Kuru vox.com/2015/2/17/8052239…
In 2013 Federal District Court in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit from Dairy Farmers to rename Almond Milk to "Nut Juice" for false advertising since "Nuts don't Lactate" It was rejected as "No reasonable consumer would mistake a product like soy milk or almond milk with dairy milk from a cow” nytimes.com/2017/02/13/we…
In 1275, the theft of a cow by a peasant led to a war that resulted in 15,000 deaths on the territory of present-day Belgium. eupedia.com/belgium/guerr…
Dung beetles are so useful from their diet, Australia imported 43 different species of them to combat a rise in intestinal worms, bush flies, and grazing land being ruined because of non-native cows. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Cows can cough and it can be a symptom of longworm, bovine tuberculosis or many others youtu.be/pjLGl03xU8M
During Prohibition in the US, moonshiners would wear "cow shoes." The fancy footwear left hoofprints instead of footprints, helping distillers and smugglers evade police. historycollection.co/moon…
94% of the water calculated for the production of beef is "green water" which is water that falls on the grazing land where cows are kept. Only 3.5% of the water used in production is "blue" water that's appropriate for municipal use waterfootprint.org/media/…
Today I learned about "Milk Sickness" which affects people who drink milk from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot plant. While rare today, it used to kill thousands of Midwestern migrants who were unfamiliar with it, including Abraham Lincoln's mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Cows need to be pregnant and give birth for milk production and release to occur. dairy.com.au/dairy-matter…
The red velvet ant is a species of parasitic wasp native to the eastern US. It is best known for its extremely painful sting, earning it the nickname cow killer. Female ants lay their eggs on the larvae of eastern cicada killers, and the ant grubs then consume their hosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Today I learned about the Cheshire Mammoth Cheese, which was a gift to Thomas Jefferson by Elder John Leland that weighed 1235 pounds, and was only made with non-Federalist cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The female twin of a bull almost always becomes an infertile intersex cow called a Freemartin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Today I learned about the nilgai or blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus). It is native to the Indian subcontinent, and it is the largest Asian antelope and can weigh up to 635lbs/288kg. Its name comes from Hindi: nil is blue and gai is cow. It is considered sacred by followers of Hindu. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nil…
Cows and humans have very similar reproductive systems. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
7% of adult Americans believe chocolate milk comes from Brown Cows. cnn.com/2017/06/16/us/cho…
Since female dairy cows are much more valuable than bulls we use machines to sort bull semen into male vs female semen. These machines work based on the fact that XX semen have more DNA than XY, and thus greater mass, and can be automatically discriminated when colored with florescence. agweb.com/article/how-it-…
During the Norman rule of England, the French language influenced English tremendously. Most of it were related to posh topics, notably cuisine. The words 'cow', 'pig', and 'sheep' are of Saxon origin, but the words 'beef', 'pork', and 'mutton' are of French origin. thedailymeal.com/eat/why-…
The top four animals that kill people in the US are Deer, Bees, Dogs, and Cows. roaring.earth/which-anima…
Cattle in the United States are often fed chicken excrement (once cow can eat up to 3 tons of it every year) because it is cheaper than feeding them hay, grass, alfalfa, etc. huffpost.com/entry/mad-co…
Cow tipping is an urban legend smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2013, a wild pig at a Port Hedland, Australia campsite made the news after drinking 18 cans of a camper's beer, getting into a fight with a cow, and eventually passing out under a tree. countryrebel.com/pig-stea…
Friederike Bruning visited India in 1978 to look for a guru, but ended up staying after buying a cow at a neighbor’s insistence. She started a cowshed for abandoned animals and has since saved over 1,800, earning the name β€œSudevi Mataji”. kalingatv.com/features/pa…
New York State has more cows than Wyoming and about 19 million more people. beef2live.com/story-cattl…
There are dairy farms with cows trained to use automatic milking machines, which will milk the cows automatically whenever the cow feels like it. The machines will even remember each cow individually, and push them out if they've been there too recently. businessinsider.com/autom…
Adding a small amount of seaweed to a cow's diet, can decrease the amount of methane they produce by nearly 60% technologyreview.com/s/61…
Farmers in Botswana have started painting eyes on their cow's bottoms to stop lions from attacking them. interestingengineering.co…
Today I learned about the Iowa Cow War, a 1930's event that lead to the national guard deployment in rural Iowa to protect veterinarians testing for tuberculosis in cows en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iow…
Henry Ford used the meat-packing "dis-assembly" lines as a model for his own moving assembly line, realising that he could put together a car in the same way slaughterhouse workers took apart a cow. science.jrank.org/pages/5…
Deer meat isn't popular in the US because captive deer are a ticking time bomb for chronic wasting disease, a variant of mad-cow, which could spread to other species. cityweekly.net/utah/why-i…
Cannibalism puts you at risk for prion disease (similar to mad cow), particularly if you eat human brains and bone marrow. vocal.media/horror/what-d…
There was a 9ft wide, 7ft high, 200ft long "cow tunnel" that ran under 12th Ave in New York, NY that was used to herd cows across the city. A similar one, with an intact entrance is in Cambridge, MA. 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
60% of a cow is used for food, and parts of the other 40% can be made into antifreeze, blood thinners, insulin, marshmallows, and toothpaste. businessinsider.com/surpr…
Today I learned of a man that protects the world's rarest colors, some being poisonous, and some very beautiful. One of the colors is a yellow pigment originating from dried cow urine where they were only fed mango leaves. youtu.be/F8aVfqDKx1U
It's illegal to be drunk and in charge of a cow in Scotland. scottishfield.co.uk/cultu…
Rabbits cannot digest all of their fibrous food the first time around, so they poop their food back out and eat it again, much like a cow chewing its cud. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Sundae is a type of blood sausage in Korean cuisine. It is a popular street food in both North and South Korea, generally made by steaming cow or pig's intestines stuffed with various ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The hybrid offspring between a domestic cow and the American bison is called a Beefalo, or a Cattalo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Farmers have cows swallow a big magnet, so when cows eat things like loose nails, it doesn’t travel through their digestive tract and rip it open. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A Lactating Dairy Cow Can Produce 150 Pounds of Manure Every Day modernfarmer.com/2014/08/…
Today I learned about Elm Farm Ollie (also known as Nelly Jay and, later, as Sky Queen), the first cow to fly in a place. She flew in a Ford Trimotor aircraft on 18 February 1930 as part of the International Air Exposition in St. Louis. During the flight, she also became the first cow milked on a plane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm…
Cows have best friends, and get stressed when separated. theguardian.com/commentis…
A cow in Poland escaped on its way to the slaughterhouse, broke through a metal fence, swam to a nearby island, and was allowed to live there after its owner gave up trying to recapture it. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In Finland some children read to dogs and cows because they actually like listening and are extremely attentive. finland.fi/life-society/f…
Today I learned about the Mudanjiang City Mega Farm, a 22.5 million acre 100,000-cow Chinese-and-Russian-owned dairy farm that's the size of Portugal, that supplies the Russian market with 800 million litres of milk per year. agronomag.com/top-10-bigg…
A nearly worthless Mormon owned cow precipitated the start of the US war with the Lakota. newsmaven.io/indiancountr…
Cows have best friends and get stressed and upset when sperated northamptonchron.co.uk/ne…
There are four times mores cows in South Dakota than people. beef2live.com/story-cattl…
Medieval dentists knew how to fill cavities, treat facial fractures, could spot oral cancer, and even knew the basics of whitening teeth. Evidence also suggests they knew how to create dentures out of cow bone and human teeth. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/healt…
Playing music for dairy cows has an effect on the amount of milk that they produce. Cows exposed to slow music produce 3% more milk than cows exposed to fast music. Some farmers already expose their cows to music to aid in milk production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo…
Cow tipping is a myth modernfarmer.com/2013/09/…
Synthetic vanilla comes from coal tar, cow poop or beaver's castor glands. myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
While a cow eats basically no fat in its natural diet, bacteria digest the grass such that the cow absorbs 70% of its calories from fats vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks…
Rwanda's 500 Francs banknote shows three exotic cows on the front to reflect government effort to eradicate malnutrition and four young students working with computers on the back represent emphasis on promoting education and technology newtimes.co.rw/section/re…
Cows do have different accents.They will moo different depending on which region of the world they come from theregister.co.uk/2006/08…
On the Western Front two mines filled with hundreds of tons of explosives were forgotten after WWI. One blew up in 1955 when it was hit by lightning, killing a cow. The other remains undetected to this day. firstworldwar.com/today/m…
, Nebuchadnezzar II, the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, suffered from a psychological disorder called boanthropy in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox. pharmaceutical-journal.co…
The closest living relatives of Sea Cows are Elephants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir…
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cow’s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 2008, a Mad Cow Disease beef recall was impelled by a whistleblower who took illegal, undercover footage of the sick cows. foodwhistleblower.org/fic…
Ronald McDonald was required to tell children that McDonald's hamburgers grew in a magic hamburger patch and were picked whole so children weren't upset about cows dying. mashed.com/124443/untold-…
A professional big game hunter died during a hunt when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him. news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne…
Cows 'have regional accents' news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/52770…
Cows in the UK require passports. They can apply for single page, chequebook style, and old blue/green passports. Cows must apply for passports when they are born. Non-UK cows must obtain passports within 15 days of arriving in the UK or face slaughter. gov.uk/guidance/get-a-cat…
During Prohibition, moonshiners would wear "cow shoes." The fancy footwear left hoofprints instead of human shoe prints, helping distillers and smugglers evade police. twistedsifter.com/2017/07…
Medieval zoologists believed the boa constrictor lived off cow milk and could suck out enough milk for the cow to die. bestiary.ca/beasts/beast2…
In 1955 a lightning bolt struck a land mine from WW1 in Belgium killing a cow, making that cow a casualty of war. firstworldwar.com/today/m…
A cow is not a cow until it has had at least one calf. Until then it is called a heifer. farmstayskagit.com/cattle…
Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had assaulted her friend. She said, "The next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!" bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
When shooting the cover for Pink Floyd's "Animals", the giant inflatable pig that was used for it broke loose from its moorings. It flew over Heathrow, and pilots spotted it flying 30,000 feet in the air, resulting in cancelled flights. It eventually landed at a farm in Kent, scaring some cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Cows don't have upper incisors. They may 'gum' you but they can't bite you. funtrivia.com/askft/Quest…
Scientists in Botswana have started painting eyes on cow's rumps to deter lions from attacking them. Protecting the livestock from lions also protects the lions, as local farmers no longer have any reason to shoot or poison them. smh.com.au/national/unsw-…
90% - 95% of the methane released by cows comes out of their mouths, while only 5% - 10% is released in the form of manure and flatulence. ideas.ted.com/methane-isn…
There were 30ft long sea cows called Steller's sea cows in the 1700s and we killed them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Cows are very social animals and form strong bonds with other members of it's herd. They can even express severe stress if separated from their friends. To add onto this they can also moo in different accents, so a cow from Europe may sound entirely different from a cow from California. bestlifeonline.com/
The words β€˜Pork’ and β€˜Beef’ are French, while β€˜Pig’ and β€˜Cow’ are Anglo-Saxon because the Anglo-Saxons took care of the animals, while the French ate the meat. learningenglish.voanews.c…
That, after the Norman Conquest of England, nobles referred to the meat they ate in French, but the peasants who raised animals for meat referred to them in Anglo-Saxon. This is why modern English has words such as beef and pork for meat, but cow and pig for the animals it comes from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Queen Elizabeth owns 165 cows. And they sleep on waterbeds. rd.com/culture/queen-eliz…
Swiss farmers are installing stomach ports in cows to monitor digestive health youtu.be/-HWUNjO-Lvo
A bill was proposed in 1910 to release hippos into the Louisiana bayous, both as a way to clear out invasive river plants and solve a critical shortage of meat. It was backed by Former President Roosevelt and The New York Times, which praised hippo meat as tasting like "lake cow bacon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…

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