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According to Austrian lung specialist Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, picking your nose and eating what you find is one of the best (and most inexpensive) ways of staying healthy.
Cows are intelligent and curious animals who enjoy solving problems and interacting with their environment. They have long memories and are capable of learning lessons from each other, just as humans do.
Cows like challenges, and according to researchers, they feel excitement when they finish a task or use their intellect to overcome an obstacle. In an article on cow intelligence, a reporter writes that “Donald Broom, professor of animal welfare at Cambridge University, will tell the conference how cows can become excited by solving intellectual challenges. In one study, researchers challenged the animals with a task where they had to find how to open a door to get some food. An electroencephalograph was used to measure their brainwaves. ‘The brainwaves showed their excitement; their heartbeat went up and some even jumped into the air. We called it their Eureka moment,’ Professor Broom said.”
Because of their complex social interactions, cows also have the ability to learn from each other, another indication of their intelligence, which is comparable to that of a dog and a bit higher than that of a cat.
Stories of cows who used their navigation capabilities to find their way back home after being sold at auction are common.
Some cows never forget those who have hurt them either, and they’ve been known to hold grudges against other members of their herd.
Cows And Friends
As I thought it came to me
That cows don't simply grow on trees,
They're nurtured every waking day,
Some by grass, a few by hay,
Each one is born so young and small,
But soon it is so strong and tall,
For after constant love and care,
The cow can soon roam anywhere.
And just like cows there are some friends,
Who aren't easily replaced again.
So I just thought to email you
While gazing at the sky so blue,
Remembering my friends back home
Where cows instead of crowds do roam,
'Cause now I'm sure, yes it must be:
friends, like cows, don't grow on trees.
--- Todd Katter --- New York
There are an estimated 920 different breeds of cows in the world
Cows came to America with Christopher Columbus People first domesticated cows about
5000 years ago The Holstein produces the most milk of all breeds Cows spend 6 hours a day eating and 8 hours chewing cud A dairy cow can produce 5 gallons of ice cream a day
Cows can live 25 years if people would let them
The city of Boston was laid out by cow paths
In an average herd, there is 1 bull to every 30 cows
A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day
The average dairy cow produces about 10 gallons of milk a day
A cow drinks about 30 gallons of water per day
Cows can detect odors up to five miles away
The age of a cow can be determined by counting the rings on its horns
Old cows in India have their own nursing homes
Cows can see color
Wisconsin has the most dairy cows
Texas the most beef cows
There are approximately 350 "squirts" in a gallon of milk
Originally posted by skepticantiseptic
Could it be some drunk english cowboys cliff tipping the cows? Good sport, and a good mystery to boot. Sounds like the plausible explanation to me.