The founder of Hyundai was born to an impoverished family of peasants in what is now North Korea. In 1998, he sent 1001 cows to his hometown in North Korea as a repayment 1000 times over for a cow that he stole in the early 1930s to afford his train ticket to Seoul and escape from poverty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is one of the few diseases with no cure and a 100% fatality rate. It is the human equivilant of Mad Cow disease and 70% of people with it die within a year. Nobody has lived past 2.5 years after the symptoms set in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Dairy cows accidentally eat so much metal waste that farmers feed them magnets to prevent internal organ damage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In 1960, debris from a failed American launch fell on Cuba, killing one cow. Many Cubans demonstrated, with banners on cows reading "The Yankees are killing us without mercy" and "Eisenhower, you murdered one of my sisters". Cuba received $2 million compensation, and the cow had a state funeral digitaljournal.com/tech-a…
The equivalent of the English-language idiom "comparing apples and oranges" in Serbian is "grandmothers and toads"; in Romanian it's "the grandmother and the machine gun" or "the cow and the longjohns"; and the equivalent Danish idiom is "What is highest, the Round Tower or a thunderclap?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Today I learned about Steller’s sea cow. A close relative to the manatee this sea cow could grow up to 30 FEET long and 4000 kg. It lived in the North Pacific near the commander islands, off the coast of Kamchatka, between Russia and the USA. It only went extinct in 1768. animaldiversity.org/accou…
Singing to cows to call them in is a thing in Sweden youtube.com/watch?v=KvtT3…
The animals responsible for the most human deaths in Australia are horses and cows killing 77 people between 2008 and 2017 businessinsider.com/austr…
Psychiatrist Avicenna had a malnourished patient who believed he was a cow ready to be slaughtered. Avicenna, impersonating a butcher, came to kill him but said the cow was too lean and had to eat more. The patient ate more food which restored his health and cured the delusion. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Cows have best friends. In a study to identify factors affecting milk yields, researchers noticed that cows form attachments to specific individuals in their herd. When these cows are together, indicators of stress in both noticeably reduce. plantbasednews.org/cultur…
90 farting cows started a methane fire in Germany which burned a barn down time.com/2301/90-farting-…
To promote actress Laura Dern's Oscar nomination for the film "Inland Empire", director David Lynch campaigned with a live cow and a sign that read "Without cheese there wouldn't be an Inland Empire". Dern was, ultimately, not nominated for Best Actress. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Saudi Arabia owns 15000 acres in California with water rights to the Colorado River so they can cheaply grow alfalfa to feed their cows theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Cow burps are a bigger source of methane then their farts. climate.nasa.gov/faq/33/w…
(Carnation the compay) Carnation cows held the world milk production record for 32 consecutive years. One cow in particular, Segis Pietertje Prospect, produced 37,381 pints of milk during 1920, and a statue of the cow was erected to honour this record. The town of Tolt, Washington en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Spherical Cow: a humorous metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena. The term comes from a joke that spoofs the simplifying assumptions that are sometimes used in theoretical physics. In "The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis," Alan Turing used a similar term. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sph…
Cows have regional accents, and that that might happen because of the relationship between the farmers and their animals. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Rolls Royce uses the leather of 15 to 18 Bulls per car, raised in cold climates to prevent marks from insect bites. Cows aren't used because they might have stretch marks from pregnancies. thehogring.com/2011/03/22…
Three cows that were swept off an island in North Carolina during Hurricane Dorian were found alive on a different island. Cape Lookout National Seashore Park officials say they believe the three stranded cows swam up to five miles. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
The gall stones of cows are a valuable commodity in the Asian alternative medicines market beefcentral.com/news/all-…
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, has ranked swear words into 4 categories: Mild (including cow, damn, ginger, God); Medium (including balls, bollocks, munter, pissed); Strong (including bastard, bellend, knob, prick); and Strongest (only 3 words: cunt, fuck, and motherfucker) digitalspy.com/tv/a809925…
Today I learned of β€œCow Tools,” a cartoon described as the most loathed Far Side strip ever, that confused so many readers the newspaper’s phones didn’t stop ringing for two days. The author, Gary Larson, issued a press release explaining the joke after receiving hundreds of letters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
TV series re-runs can be an absolute cash cow for the principal actors, earning them even more than their original salaries. In this way, Jerry Seinfeld has earned over $800M since Seinfeld ended. Ed O’Neil earns $19M per year from MWC, which ended in 1997. collider.com/galleries/wh…
The artwork for Metallica's 1996 album "Load" is a piece by Andres Serrano titled "Blood and Semen III", which was created by combining cow blood and his own semen between two sheets of Plexiglass en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa…
For the movie "O Brother, Where art Thou?", the cows that were shot and hit by the police car looked so realistic that the American Humane Society wouldn't immediately certify the movie as "No Animals Were Harmed". A representative had to be shown how they were digitally created ten times. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Hippos are more closely related to whales than they are cows rom.on.ca/en/blog/hippos-…
Brazilian man Joao Maria de Souza was killed in his bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him huffpost.com/entry/joao-m…
No universally used singular form in modern English of "cattle" exists, other than the sex- and age-specific terms (i.e. cow, bull, steer, heifer). beef2live.com/story-singu…
British cows have passports. gov.uk/guidance/get-a-cat…
The US Department of Agriculture once had the fictional state of Wakanda listed as a free-trade partner - the Wakandans apparently sold ducks, donkeys and dairy cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
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…
In WW2 UK farmers painted white stripes on black cows so they were visible to motorists at night as they were considered a potential road hazard forces.net/services/tri-s…
Lactose free milk is just regular cow's milk with added lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose into simple sugars. This is why lactose free milk tastes sweeter than normal milk. healthline.com/nutrition/…
A Judas goat is a trained goat that herds or leads its peers. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas goats can also be used by hunters to find and capture feral herds. There are also Judas steers for cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
A man named Clyde Lott in Nebraska has been breeding red cows and sending them to Israel since the early 1990's in hopes of a pure red heifer being born there. It's prophesied that such an event will prompt the construction of the Third Temple and ultimately the Second Coming of Jesus. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Cow ants are not actually ants. They are ground dwelling parasitoid wasps. pestworld.org/pest-guide/…
Cows, being social animals,can actually recognise each other based on facial features, which is an ability attributed only to a low number of species. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 2019 Russia imported 45,000 cows in an attempt carve out foreign milk and cheese bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Today I learned that most gelatin ( used to make gummy things and jello) is made from boiling cow's skin, ligaments and bone blogs.library.duke.edu/an…
In WW1, the German military ramped up zeppelin production to the point that Germany ceased production of sausages because the intestinal linings of cows that were used in sausages were required to make the skins of the zeppelins’ hydrogen chambers. history.com/news/londons-…
The last 'Wild Cow' died in Poland in 1627. They were also known as Aurochs or Supercows. The earliest cows were mighty beasts that stood as tall as elephants. For thousands of years they were the largest land mammals in Europe. edition.cnn.com/2017/01/0…
Cows lick each other on the face and neck to say hello. thenakedscientists.com/ar…
In a major breakthrough in bovine linguistic research, experts have confirmed that cows moo with accents distinct to their herd. theregister.com/2006/08/2…
Early airships like the Zeppelins were made using hundreds of thousands of cow intestines to contain the hydrogen gas pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/f…
In 2012, State Prisoners tasked with producing the State Seal decals for State Trooper cruisers, modified one of the spots on a cow in the state seal to look like a PIG npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
There is a hybrid of a cow and a bison and they are called 'Beefalo'. thatsfarming.com/news/bee…
The Dutch government built the worlds first floating dairy farm, the Floating Farm, in anticipation of a world with shrinking land supply. The cows are on the farm's second level, a garden-like enclosure where the animals will be milked by robots, above is a greenhouse with grass for foraging. dairyherd.com/article/cow…
A single cow can produce up to 65 pounds of manure per day fergusonfoundation.org/le…
FDR's first vice-president said the vice-presidency "isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss." His second VP, Harry Truman, said it was as "useful as a cow's fifth teat." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Most cats are lactose intolerant so giving them cow's milk can actually cause significant health issues rd.com/advice/pets/can-ca…

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