The War Zone and The Sanctuary

A blog run by a Liberal Feminist woman who adores Music and all other Art in any form. Actually, she loves just about everything from Science to British comedy. But - she is pissed off with the Current Administration and all their Right Wing ideology and is compelled to fight their reign by setting up...A Blog ( ta da! ). All malice aside, this woman is most happy when she is surrounded by intelligent thought and witty conversation.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Cow Tipping

Cow tipping is offically not a myth. I have met someone who has done so. He even showed me the stance that one must take in order to tip the cow ( he's from Iowa, so I can't blame him for trying to find something intresting to do ). Here are other accounts of cow tipping:

The Times (London) of 8 November 2005, contains two letters on the subject, including one that appears to describe a method by which the task might be achievable by three people. This follows some earlier discussions on the subject in The Times (see reference under External Links, below).

A reader in Hawaii wrote:

"Cow tipping is possible, it is very simple and I've done it. It requires three people (note: be very quiet, but sobriety may be a hindrance), one person on one side of the cow, two on the other. The lone person pushes very hard on his side, and waiting for the balancing response from the startled animal, the other two then push very hard on their side to overbalance her. Works like a charm."

Another reader, a post-doc at Cambridge, suggested one person could slam a cow down with a running start: "I have calculated that an 80kg (175lb) person would only need to run at the cow at about 18km/h (12mph) in order to tip it."

Ah. If you would like to know more about the statics of cow tipping I have just the link for you. This is cruelty to the cow, though, may I remind you. Yee-haw.


At 5:31 PM, Blogger Eryn said...

You know, I have actually been cow-tipping as well, but then, that was actually in Hawaii, in another lifetime. I feel terribly guilty for the cruelty inflicted on said cow now, and vow to never eat another cow, as my punishment.


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