Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inquiring Minds Want To Know.....Cow Facts

1.A cow can climb up the stairs, but cannot climb down. This is because her knees cannot bend properly.

2. A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

3. A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.

4. A cow usually spends 6-7 hours in a day eating cud and around 8 hours on chewing it.

5. Almost all the cows chew at least 50 times per minute.

6. An average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements in a day.

7.  A cow eats over 100 lbs. of food and drinks 30 to 40 gallons of water each day.   Now this leads to  urinating about 30 lbs of water and pooping about 60 lbs of feces each day.

8. Cows do not bite grass; rather they curl their tongue around it.

9. Cows have almost total 360-degree panoramic vision.

10. Cows have an acute sense of smell and can smell something up to 6 miles away.  (I've known some people you could smell that far away

After putting these together..I got curious and decided I had to do some further research.  The first cows were introduced in the new land by Christopher Columbus on his 2nd trip here in 1611 and again in 1615.  It has been said that one reason for the high death rate among those who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower was that they had no fresh milk to drink. Cows were brought from Europe to the Jamestown colony in 1611 and to the Plymouth colony in 1624.  Now, those ships were, by todays standards, very small.  Did they just bring one cow? or how many?  That would mean a WHOLE WHACK of food and fresh water.....which would then mean a WHOLE PILE  of  the resulting 'by-product' after each cow ate and drank all day (phew).  Where did they store all that food and fresh water and what or who disposed of all that so-called 'by-product'?

Inquiring minds want to know............I could go on or if you're interested in any other  factoids, just let me know:)

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kornkountrytreasures said...

SG, you have such a spectacular way of leading up to the article!! I love that cow ashtray!

Fleapirates said...

Ha! I can add to your interesting facts...

Can you bring to mind that "smell" of a cow pasture? Did you know that is NOT the smell of cow poop? Actually, that is GAS emitted when the cows burp!

Cows eat, and regurgitate, and eat again, causing a burp. (That's what chewing cud is.) So just think... those idyllic fields of placid cows, lazing about in the sun? They're really out there burping!

Supergranny said...

OMG, sshhhh, not too loud or some environmental fruitcake will demand we put air purifying mufflers on both ends of the cow:)

chateycathey said...

I know that is what Kansas smells like. On a trip we had to close all windows. Glad to know it was out the other end.