Do you like to learn? You may have had required summer reading, but reading is something the cow likes to do every day just for fun. You can learn all kinds of things from reading books, newspapers, magazines, or even museum exhibits. If you learn one new thing each day, that is about 31,755 new things you can learn in your lifetime! The cow reads to learn at least one new thing each day. Here are a few of the things she has learned in the past week:
• Fort Belknap was established to protect the Texas frontier against raids from the Kiowa and Comanche – The Olney Enterprise August 9, 2018 edition
• Cows can be scientists, architects, and even engineers! – Prudence The Part-Time Cow by Jody Jensen Shaffer
• Cow tipping, while utterly cruel and generally frowned upon, is more of an urban myth than an actually practice. Whew! A study by the University of British Columbia in 2005 calculated that a cow the size of the Olney Heritage Museum cow would require 2,910 newtons of force pushed at a 23.4 degree angle to tip over. This means it would take the strength of more than four people to tip a cow. Don’t do it!
• According to Drs. Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson from Newcastle, England, farmers who give their cows a name and treat her with respect can increase milk production by about 500 pints per year! – Huffington Post 3/18/2018 blog article by David Becker
Imagine all of the things you could do if you read to learn something new every day. Imagine where our country could be if everyone sought to improve themselves every day. The cow wishes you the best as you start this new school year. What will you learn today?
And speaking of learning something, how about giving the cow a name? Remember research shows that you can increase her milk production!