Friday, August 3, 2012

Social networking among cows

It isn’t even April 1st, but a few days ago I heard on the BBC that a university somewhere is doing research into this very subject.  Apparently cows are being fitted with some kind of device which will help researchers find out how much cows like to chew the cud together.  They will monitor how far the milk yield goes up if cows are allowed to stay with their group, or down if they are separated from them. 

I imagine the answer will be the obvious one, particularly to a five element acupuncturist.  Presumably a happy cow will produce more milk than an unhappy cow, just as a happy person will lead a more productive life than an unhappy person.

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