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I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thoughts I’d rather dance with the cows until you come home. Duck Soup 1933 starring Groucho Marx & Harpo Marx & Chico Marx & Zeppo Marx & Margaret Dumont & Louis Calhern & Raquel Torres & Edgar Kennedy & Edmund Breese & Edwin Maxwell & William Worthington et al, director Leo McCarey, Groucho as Rufus T Firefly
This bizarre story began in 2008. Zoologist Hynek Burda was analysing satellite imagery of the Earth’s pastures. What he found was remarkable – across the world ... hundreds of millions of cows were facing in the same direction - either north or south. Weird or What? Ghost Ship, Discovery 2010
Cows are my passion. Charles Dickens, Dombey and Sons, Mrs Skewton
Since 1996 a hundred and thirty-nine people in the world have died of an odd variation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ... There is no evidence at all – none – that humans can get it from eating mad cow beef. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s2e2: Safety Hysteria, Showtime 2004
6The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk. Ogden Nash, The Cow, 1931
And when Moses said unto his people: Lo! Allah commandeth you that ye sacrifice a cow, they said: Dost thou make game of us? He answered: Allah forbid that I should be among the foolish!
They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us what (cow) she is. (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith, Verily she is a cow neither with calf nor immature; (she is) between the two conditions; so do that which ye are commanded.
They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us of what colour she is. (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith: Verily she is a yellow cow. Bright is her colour, gladdening beholders.
They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us what (cow) she is. Lo! Cows are much alike to us; and Lo! If Allah wills, we may be led aright.
(Moses) answered: Lo! He saith: Verily she is a cow unyoked; she plougheth not the soil nor watereth the tilth; whole and without mark. They said: Now thou bringest the truth. So they sacrificed her, though almost they did not. Koran 2:67-71
In general the cows were milked as they presented themselves, without fancy or choice. But certain cows will show a fondness for a particular pair of hands, sometimes carrying this predilection so far as to refuse to stand at all except to their favourite, the pail of a stranger being unceremoniously kicked over. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
So important was the cow they chose to take it through to the afterlife with them to sustain them on a spiritual level. Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher I, BBC 2016