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  • A cow spends 13 hours a day lying down and up to 8 hours a day eating.

  • Cows can walk up a flight of stairs, but once there, they can’t walk back down. Their knees just don’t bend the right way.

  • A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime

  • Cattle outnumber humans in 9 states: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

  • Cattle supplying about 90% of the dairy needs of the world population

  • There are more than 800,000 cows producing milk in California.

  • The average domestic cow sleeps only about four hours a day.

  • Moos aren’t the only sound cows make! Calves make a sound called bawling, while bulls bellow.

  •  In 2009, a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of agriculture announced that they’d successfully mapped the bovine genome. The results? Cattle have about 22,000 genes, and a whopping 80% of those are shared with humans. (Another 10% are shared with dogs and rodents.)

  • It takes around 3,000 cows to supply the 22,000 footballs, the NFL uses every season.

  •  Cow gestation lasts the same amount of time as human pregnancy, nine months.

  • A cow spends 13 hours a day lying down and up to 8 hours a day eating.

  • The color red doesn’t make bulls angry. In fact, cows are red-green colorblind! In bullfights, it’s the motion of the cape that draws the bull’s attention, not the color.

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cows’ knees can’t bend properly to walk back down.

  • Cows drink the equivalent of a bathtub full of water each day. Hey, it takes a lot to wash down 40 pounds of food!

  • Have you ever heard that a cow knocked a kerosene lamp and caused the Great Chicago Fire? Well, it turns out Mrs. O’Leary’s cow was framed. In 1893, the reporter who first wrote the story admitted to fabricating the thing. 

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