41 Awesome Cow Facts

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1. In Hinduism, the cow is a holy animal.
2. Leep is a Hindi word meaning ‘to wash with water and cow dung’.
3. Cows can walk upstairs but not downstairs.
4. The first cow in America arrived in Jamestown colony in 1611.
5. Cows spend up to 8 hours a day eating.
6. You can buy a waterbed for your cow.
7. All cows in the world have different patterns of spots and not a single one has them identical to another.
8. You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
9. Cows moo in regional accents.
10. Cows really do have best friends and become anxious when they are separated.
11. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
12. The male of the species is a BULL.
13. On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk.
14. Cows sweat through their noses.
15. Cows have best friends.
16. In 1557, Robert Calf was mauled to death by a cow.
17. Simon Cowell was arrested at age 12 for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
18. A cow gives milk for the first time, only after she gives birth to a calf.
19. Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk.
20. 4,000 McDonald's hamburgers (as many as you could get from one cow) are eaten every minute.
21. A cow drinks about a bathtub full of water every day.
22. Cows can kick both backwards and to the side.
23. Cows have one stomach with four sections.
24. Twelve or more cows are known as a 'flunk'.
25. The acuri palm nut is so tough that hyacinth macaws wait for cows to eat and digest them before they can crack them open.
26. Cows have best friends and experience stress when removed from them.
27. Twelve or more cows is called a "flink".
28. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
29. Cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.
30. In the early stage version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.
31. Each domestic cow emits about 105 pounds of methane a year.
32. Goat's milk is used more widely throughout the world than cow's milk.
33. The CDC estimates that cows kill 22 people a year in the U.S.—and 75% of those are known to be deliberate attacks.
34. The word 'cow' only refers to the grown up female animals. The correct word is 'cattle', which means many different kinds, regardless of whether they're male or female, young or old.
35. Cows are responsible for supplying around 90 percent of the dairy needs of the world population.
36. Eight million years ago, guinea pigs were the size of cows.
37. Cows have best friends and get depressed when separated.
38. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
39. The Dominican Republic offered to take 100,000 Jews in 1938. Only 645 made it. Everyone was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule & horse.
40. A cow can't vomit.
41. Cows CAN sleep standing up.

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