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Holy Cow!

Moses, who has been hailed as a “holy cow”, was born [recently] at a dairy farm in Sterling, Connecticut…

via OnlySuper » Blog Archive » Super Holy Cow Born With Cross on Forehead.

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January 6, 2010 Posted by | animals | , , | 1 Comment

High jump Winner, Bovine Division

A suspected burglary has been solved in Somerset – after a neighbour spotted a cow jumping on to a roof.

The householder, of Blagdon, thought she had been broken into after coming home to find her roof badly damaged.

She called in the police – but then a neighbour came forward with some surprising information, reports the Daily Telegraph.

William de Cothi, 17, had photographed the animal after he spotted it on the roof about six feet off the ground.

via Ananova – Cow ‘jumped 6ft onto roof’.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on High jump Winner, Bovine Division

Sorry, your policy doesn’t cover cow licks

A Tennessee man’s homeowners insurance apparently doesn’t cover “acts of cow.” Jerry Lynn Davis called the Hawkins County Sheriff’s office on Thursday, complaining that a neighbor’s cows had been licking his house. In the process, Davis says the curious bovines did about $100 in damage by ripping off a screen window, cracking the glass and pulling down a gutter.

The Kingsport Times-News reports that Davis’s home is just a couple of feet from a fence enclosing the cows’ pasture. They managed to poke their heads through to lick the house, though a deputy’s report did not indicate what made the house so tasty.

via KansasCity.com.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Sorry, your policy doesn’t cover cow licks

Tower to Tiger Moth: I have a cow at your 10 o’clock

A British pilot said he ran into an unusual hazard while making an emergency landing — a cow.

Rob Wotton said he was trying to land his World War II-era Tiger Moth after the engine stalled just after takeoff southwest of London on Sept. 14. He was about to touch down in a field when the animal wandered into his way.

via WXIA

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Airplanes, animals | , | Comments Off on Tower to Tiger Moth: I have a cow at your 10 o’clock

A moooooving experience (or) The case of the flying cow

Cow

A car driver in China was shocked when a cow suddenly dropped from the sky and landed on his bonnet. The heavy black-and-white cow smashed a deep dent into the front of the vehicle in Changchun, reports the Northeastern News Network.

A resident who saw the accident said he saw the cow jump off the lorry driving ahead of the car. The lorry did not stop but sped off.

Police caught up with the lorry driver who is now in custody. They believe he is a cow thief who had stolen three cows from a local farmer and was transporting them to a market.

September 23, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on A moooooving experience (or) The case of the flying cow

Curiousity almost killed this cow

More at Telegraph

Cleanest Cow In Town

Cleanest Cow In Town

Curiosity got the better of a cow who got its head trapped…washing machine drum.

The animal had to be freed by the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was fortunate to escape injury. The RSPCA was called to rescue the heifer from a field at Higher Fraddon, St Columb, Cornwall.

“It is one of the more unusual things we have had to rescue an animal from,” Jo Barr of the RSPCA said.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Curiousity almost killed this cow

New use for cows: compasses??

New Scientist

They could be the world’s smelliest magnets. Grazing cows tend to face the North and South Poles, claims a new study of 308 herds made using Google Earth satellite photos.

The ungulate’s orientation suggests that they, like migratory birds, sea turtles and monarch butterflies, tune into Earth’s magnetic fields, says Hynek Burda, a biologist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

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This has all the earmarks of a gag but there’s quite a bit more at the link. Judge for yourself…

August 25, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on New use for cows: compasses??

Yup, there’s cows in the road alright…

Port Clinton News Herald

When responding to a complaint of cows on the road Saturday, [an Ohio] sheriff’s deputy accidentally struck one of the cows thus confirming that there were indeed cows in the road.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Yup, there’s cows in the road alright…

Aahhh! Nothing like a good back scratch…

Itchy cows plunged a village near Wrexham, north Wales into darkness after they damaged power lines by rubbing against pylons.

More than 130 homes in Gwynfryn had their power cut, some for more than 16 hours, as engineers worked on the damaged lines. A ScottishPower spokeswoman apologised and added that cows needing a scratch had caused them problems before.

Itchy cow herd

June 1, 2008 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on Aahhh! Nothing like a good back scratch…

Cow 1, Car 0 (or) A really mooooving experience

A cow was left unhurt in Switzerland after a head-on collision with a car which left the vehicle destroyed. The animal rolled on to the bonnet of the car and was catapulted over the roof but then immediately got to its feet.

Felix Reimann said the car had been completely destroyed and he was left with cuts and bruises after the accident on a country road in Unterschlatt.

But a vet called out after the accident that examined the cow said it was completely unharmed, and took it back to its owner.

Cow 1, Car 0

May 13, 2008 Posted by | animals, Cars | | Comments Off on Cow 1, Car 0 (or) A really mooooving experience