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Cow-tipping myth hasn't got a leg to stand on
Times on Line (Britain) ^ | November 05, 2005 | Jack Malvern

Posted on 11/05/2005 11:21:46 AM PST by OSHA

IT IS the kind of story you hear from a friend of a friend — how, after a long night in a rural hostelry and at a loss for entertainment in the countryside, they head out into a nearby field.

There, according to the second-hand accounts, they sneak up on an unsuspecting cow and turn the poor animal hoof over udder.

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Ms Boechler, now a trainee forensics analyst for the Royal Canadian Mounted Corps, concluded in her initial report that a cow standing with its legs straight would require five people to exert the required force to bowl it over.

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Another problem is that cows, unlike horses, do not sleep on their feet — they doze. Ms Boechler said that cows are easily disturbed. “I have personally heard of people trying but failing because they are either using too few people or being too loud.

“Most of these ‘athletes’ are intoxicated.”


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: hillary
I did a search and cannot believe that this hasn't been posted yet!
1 posted on 11/05/2005 11:21:47 AM PST by OSHA
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To: OSHA

Yeah, lord knows we need to know these things before we try and do it.


2 posted on 11/05/2005 11:23:56 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: OSHA

Never tried the cow tipping as a youth, but did run from an ole bull that would chase us when we went cruising for Christmas Trees to chop down.

Dang things are big the closer that you get to em...


3 posted on 11/05/2005 11:26:07 AM PST by LowOiL ("I am neither . I am a Christocrat" -Benjamin Rush)
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To: OSHA

The best guitar player in the world probably hangs out in some Memphis dive, but he doesn't have the breaks and thereby has yet to become famous. Being only one jellybean away from the big time, he ends up winding clocks for a living while the tuning pegs corrode.


4 posted on 11/05/2005 11:26:18 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Abathar
Maybe this will help....


5 posted on 11/05/2005 11:26:47 AM PST by OSHA (I've got a hole in my head too, but that's beside the point.)
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To: OSHA
To be successful you have to grasp the legs on the far side and two big guys can then do it easily.
6 posted on 11/05/2005 11:29:26 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: OSHA; NoCmpromiz; Darksheare

Bulls get up faster than cows. NEVER tip a bull.


7 posted on 11/05/2005 11:31:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: OSHA
Trust me, as a native Texan, it's not the cow you need to worry about sneaking up on.


8 posted on 11/05/2005 11:35:46 AM PST by txroadkill
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To: DJ MacWoW
Bulls get up faster than cows. NEVER tip a bull...To heck w/ that!, I'd rather tip some Beef Barbecue... :D
9 posted on 11/05/2005 11:36:12 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: LowOiL
Bulls are mean-spirited. My granpaw used to lead his around with a stick through the ring in its nose.

I had some high school buds who would light a pig up every once in a while. Splash gasoline on it and toss a match... sick SOB's.

10 posted on 11/05/2005 11:37:27 AM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: txroadkill
..cow you need to worry about sneaking up on.

..not to many, Where we lived. GO ATM AGGIES!

11 posted on 11/05/2005 11:38:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
To heck w/ that!, I'd rather tip some Beef Barbecue... :D

You had to go and say that when I'm hungry didn't ya! ;)

12 posted on 11/05/2005 11:40:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
You had to go and say that when I'm hungry didn't ya!

*Sigh*...only b/c, I have a (Chicken) TeeVee Dinner in the Oven...still ('67-69) remember the Beef BBQ from TX..Remember me, when you pick up bisket...GRRRR.. :)

14 posted on 11/05/2005 11:57:07 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Baynative
Now, where again did that "BEVO" name come from?

Wellll.. :D ..from "Texas A and M" ...sayin' it loud and proud...Ahem, somewhat removed.

15 posted on 11/05/2005 12:03:48 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: OSHA

You have to get the cow drunk too!


16 posted on 11/05/2005 12:22:37 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: OSHA

Plus they have surveillance

17 posted on 11/05/2005 12:27:45 PM PST by Lady Jag (Semper Paratus! (always prepared))
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To: OSHA

Shhhhhhh!!!!! Don't tell the city people this! I especially enjoy when city people tell me they remember doing this in their youth when visiting a relative/friend's farm.


19 posted on 11/05/2005 12:50:11 PM PST by SoDak
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To: OSHA

20 posted on 11/05/2005 3:56:01 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: mad_as_he$$

Next Darwin award could go to two big flat guys.


21 posted on 11/05/2005 9:14:57 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy liberals?)
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To: Baynative

Guns up!


22 posted on 11/05/2005 9:45:02 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Cowboy...........)
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To: Old Flat Toad
naa it's all about leverage. Go to the rodeo they do it all the time.
23 posted on 11/06/2005 7:50:25 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: OSHA
Ms Boechler, .... concluded ... that a cow standing with its legs straight would require five people to exert the required force to bowl it over.

Except for the part about them being light sleepers, nothing in here disproves this. Thinking back to my youthful days, I probably would have instinctively thought to bring four or five guys for a stunt like this.

24 posted on 12/04/2005 8:01:40 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
The best guitar player in the world probably hangs out in some Memphis dive, but he doesn't have the breaks and thereby has yet to become famous. Being only one jellybean away from the big time, he ends up winding clocks for a living while the tuning pegs corrode.

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25 posted on 12/04/2005 8:04:41 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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