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COWS: COW TRIVIA & FACTS
An average cow burps about 600 pints of methane gas per day.
It takes all the milk from 330,000 cows each year to fill the fluid milk needs of Wal-Mart. It takes about 700,000 cows to make all of their dairy items.
One cow produces about 350,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
Cows eat for about 6 hours each day and spend about 8 hours chewing cud.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Britons were milking cows at least 6,000 years ago.
The World Championship Cow Chip Throw is held each April in Beaver, Oklahoma.
The record milk production for a single cow in a year is 55,660 pounds of milk.
2,500 gallons of blood must flow through a cow's udder each day to maintain a production of about 6 gallons of milk per day. That's 10 tons of blood to produce 50 pounds of milk.
It takes about 350 squirts for each gallon of milk from a cow.
On August 18, 1953, four cows in Stearns county Minnesota were picked up by a tornado and set down unharmed.
More people are attacked by cows than by sharks.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that destroyed much of the city, has long been blamed on Mrs. Kate O'Leary's cow kicking over a lamp. In 1997 the Chicago City Council, after looking in to the matter, passed a resolution exonerating Mrs. O'Leary and her cow. The real culprit may never be known, but at least we now know Kate and her cow are innocent.