Cow Compass

New evidence of the hidden talents of cows. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that cows have some kind of built-in compass that allows them to align themselves along a north-south axis while grazing in fields. The researchers found this out by studying thousands of satellite photos of cows from all over the world.

But another scientist noted, "the study is based entirely on correlations. To demonstrate conclusively that cattle have a magnetic sense, some kind of experimental manipulation will eventually be needed." That sounds like a bizarre experiment waiting to happen!
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 26, 2008
     Category: Science | Cows

Or why, when you tip a cow, it still points North.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/26/08 at 12:27 PM
Because your stump is really a portal to magnetic north.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/26/08 at 01:26 PM
Heed me! This experiment shall be our undoing. A race of Magno-cows cannot be stopped by the meager science of man! We must act now, before mankind is trodden underhoof by a race far superior to our own!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 08/26/08 at 01:44 PM
Steve -- I'd like to see those movies!
Posted by Alex on 08/27/08 at 12:09 AM
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