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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Moo north Reply with quote

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Moo north. We may not know when the cows will come home, but we do know which way they'll face when they get there. A survey of Google Earth images of cattle herds worldwide reveals that the animals nose toward magnetic north about two-thirds of the time , researchers report online 25 August in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. An examination of deer herds in the Czech Republic gave similar results. Unlike birds, which use magnetic fields for navigation, it's not clear how the ability to perceive magnetic fields benefits the mammals. It could help orient them in grassy fields with few significant landmarks, the researchers say. (Photo: Hynek Burda/Universitaet Duisburg-Essen)


Are you pointed towards the Looonie magnet today?? #ni-1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#ni-1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good cow
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if you want to sneak up on a Kow, approach from the South. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they sure that it is "Magnetic" north? and not just north?
they don't have baseball caps to keep the sun out of their eyes you know.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe ask an Aussie kow. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tippy !! , Wadda you doing shrubin for the Kows in MJ12 !!!!! Come back right away !! Sheesh , give em a search engine and they think they can poop anywhere Rolling Eyes

Besides , the pasture is greener here , not so multch(*) poo !! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh good, someone beat me to this. Smile I want to post this yesterday, but got tied up doing other things.

PS: I think it's north OR south.

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080825/full/news.2008.1059.html?s=news_rss

http://www.sciam.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=FB9B3CC3-E299-DCDD-838FD534037D00CB
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