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  • Moo.

    June 8, 2012

  • Hm. I'm sorry flourmilling, but there seems be some sort of problem with your punchline...

    June 8, 2012

  • Now that ruzuzu's admitted to being the offspring of a cow-calf operation, does anyone else have some earthy confessions for us?

    June 8, 2012

  • My parents used to have a cow-calf operation in Minnesota. My dad tells me that on days with fair weather (perfect for taking satellite pictures), the cows orient NS when it is hot to minimize the heating effect, and they orient EW in the winter to maximize the heating effect.

    Now, of course, I'm reminded of the joke about an economist, a logician, and a mathematician, a train, and a cow in Scotland. (See There is at least one cow in Scotland, of which one side appears to be brown.)

    June 7, 2012

  • We had this bull once at home, called Ferdinand. Man, he was a real cow magnet!!

    June 7, 2012

  • mooving magnates

    June 7, 2012

  • Jimmy crack corn and I don't care (coda)

    June 7, 2012

  • Butter? Shake it, baby.

    June 7, 2012

  • Wow... Makes me wonder if there are more interesting things I should know about that contains both cows and magnetism.

    June 6, 2012

  • hmmmm, perpetual motion using cow catchers & cow magnets ---as in kowtow OR kotow?

    better than a migrating, magnetted, mono rail (bird)?

    June 6, 2012

  • There has to be some way to create perpetual motion for trains by combining cow magnets with cowcatchers. See buttered-cat array.

    June 6, 2012

  • Most interesting. Is this the explanation for the google earth finding that cows point north?

    http://news.cnet.com/google-earth-shows-cows-point-north/

    June 6, 2012

  • I can't believe bilby listed it before I did. Also? I can't believe it's not butter.

    June 6, 2012

  • Excellent.

    June 6, 2012

  • "When the cow grazes, it often consumes and swallows what is called tramp iron: baling and barbed wire, staples, nails, and other metallic objects. These objects are indigestible and would lodge in the reticulum and cause inflammation resulting in lower milk production (for dairy cattle) or lower weight gain (for feeder stock). This condition is called hardware disease.

    The cow magnet attracts such objects and prevents them from becoming lodged in the animal's tissue. While the resultant mass of iron remains in the cow's rumen as a pseudobezoar (an intentionally introduced bezoar), it does not cause the severe problems of hardware disease. Cow magnets cannot be passed through a cow's 4th bonivial meta-colon." (Wikipedia)

    June 6, 2012