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Cows interesting facts

1. Nursing female whales are also called cows.

2. In India, cows are considered sacred. The cow is also a sacred animal of the Egyptian goddess Isis.

3. A cow needs 7 hours of sleep a day.

4. A cow can recognize over 100 other cows.

5. No two cows are the same color.

Added: Paulina

6. The cow has sweat glands in its nose.

7. Cows are one of the few herbivores that become cannibals when they starve.

8. The cows spend about 8 hours eating each day.

Added: Paulina

9. The cows graze along a north-south line.

10. On February 18, 1930, a cow called Nellie Jay was the first to fly by plane.

Added: Tomek

11. There is a mental condition called Boanthropy where a sick person thinks they are a cow and acts like them.

12. Hardly anyone would have guessed that one of the animals that kills the most people in Australia is a cow.

Added: Lipton

13. The balloons of airships used during World War I were made of cow stomachs. About 250,000 of them were needed to produce one.

14. A cow can produce up to 150 liters of saliva a day.

15. American footballs are made of cow leather. The annual demand for them is about 3,000 cows.

Added: Heron

16. In India, cow urine is sold as medicine.

Added: Heron

17. In order for a cow to give 1 liter of milk, she needs to drink more than 5 liters of water.

18. On July 14, 1985, a cow was sold for a record $ 1.3 million.

Added: Alicja

19. In the German town of Rasdorf in 2014, 90 cows suffering from flatulence put methane concentrations in the barn so high that an electrostatic discharge caused an explosion.

20. The gases released by the cow during the day would be enough to fill a 400 liter bottle.

Added: X

21. An interesting situation took place in the vicinity of the Białowieża Forest in November 2017. The cow escaped from the farm and joined a herd of 50 bison.

Added: Mati

22. In 2003, on the border between Spain and France, the world record for multiple pregnancy was broken for a cow. Quintuplets mated.

23. In Poland, the birth of cow twins was recorded, including quintuplets in 2001, quintuplets in Wojny Izdebnik, quadruplets in 2010 in Bzury and in 2011 in Górzno, where they were also identical calves.

Added: Amelia

24. It is better not to approach the cow with the dog, the cow may attack him.

25. A cow should be approached so that it can see us. The surprised cow can attack.

26. Seeing an aggressive cow, you cannot run away or turn your back on it. It is best to withdraw slowly while facing her. We avoid looking her straight in the eye.

27. An aggressive cow can be effectively prevented from hitting the nose with a stick, for example.

28. More than 90% of the people (not related to agriculture) who killed the cows were with dogs.

29. Bright colors are irritating to cows.

Added: FarMer

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Cows questions and answers

How long does a cow live?

A cow lives 18-22 years on average.

Answer: Paulina

How much does a cow weigh?

The cow weighs approximately 750 kg.

Answer: Paulina

How long does a cow’s pregnancy take?

It takes about 283 days.

Answer: Paulina

How much milk does a cow give?

One cow gives about 4-5l of milk with a single milking.

At the peak of lactation, it can give over 60l per day, about 20 per milking. On average, it should give about 20 liters during the lactation period.

Answer: Paulina / Lek wet

How much is a kg of beef?

In the slaughterhouse, we will get from 10 to 14 zlotys per kg of beef.

Answer: Paulina

Why do cows graze north-south?

It is believed that this is due to the fact that the cows can sense the Earth’s magnetic field, but scientists do not know why they position themselves this way.

Answer: Mati

What to do when a cow wants to attack you?

Above all, stay calm. Attacks on humans by cows are dangerous, but fortunately they are rare. The best way to observe the cow’s behavior, as you can see it making “hostile gestures”, is to walk around it.

Answer: Doimleko

If a cow wants to attack, can you pretend to be dead?

It is not a good idea. The cow kills by trampling its victim. It is best to withdraw slowly, without taking your eyes off her, and when she attacks, hit her nose as hard as possible.

Answer: FarMer

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