# The smallest type of cow is a breed called Dexter, which was bred a small size for household living.
# Cows were domesticated about 5,000 years ago.
# Cows can see color.
# Cows can detect odors up to 5 miles away.
# A 1,000 pound cow produces an average of 10 tons of manure a year.
# Per day, a cow spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud.
# The average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and eats about 95 pounds of feed per day.
# A cow stands up and lies down about 14 times a day.
# A cow's heart beats between 60 and 70 beats per minute.
# Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.
# A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
# A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
# Cows often have their ears pierced-with I.D. tags.
# A cow weighs about 1400 pounds. That's probably 10-25 times what we weigh!
# What a cow eats affects how much milk she gives.
# Cows drink 25-50 gallons of water each day. That's nearly a bathtub full.
# When the Pilgrims came to America, they brought cows with them.
# From a cow's gelatin we get photographic film and the dearly departed phonographic records.
# Cows have three stomachs.
Some of the people we know right here in Foo produce at least that much, though!