Tipping Cows

Boing Boing highlight a academic study that looked at the physics of tipping cows, ie making a cow fall over. The study shows that the average cow would need 5 people to tip it over, although 2 people may be able to manage it if they surprised it!

Which brings me on to Richard Langford, a friend who complains I don’t mention him enough in this blog; I don’t tend to name people without an online presence, but he requested it (and his ego feed should pick this up). Richard has, so he tells us, tipped over a cow. In this case the cow was very surprised, it was, apparently, asleep at the time. So it’s definitely possible and not just an urban legend.

And here’s a picture of him with his new best friend Clare, the Powerbook he’s been waiting for ages for that finally got delivered. He’s trying to convert the team into buying our own, but so far he’s not had too much luck. Hopefully Richard now feels that he’s been mentioned enough for this month ;o)

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2 thoughts on “Tipping Cows

  1. I nealy pee’d my pants reading your blog.

    The thought of somone creeping up behind a cow and then atempting to “tip” it, is to me hillarius.

    I nealy pee’d my pants reading your blog.

    The thought of somone creeping up behind a cow and then atempting to “tip” it, is to me hillarius.

  2. Absolute crap, I have a horse, and never been able to tip her even when she wasn’t looking, and the cows on our farm must have really good hearing, as soon as you get anywhere near, they run around like nutters.

    My mate Joe recons he once caught a fly and tied a peice of string to it…. now thats clever, but probably not true, he’s a bit of a bullshitter.