Something to ruminate on

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Ever wonder why a cow has four stomachs? Well, two of those are used to make the cow's familiar "moo" noise. What's more, mooing is entirely involuntary and is simply a part of the cow's digestive process.

4 Comments:

Blogger soksniffer said...

So when a calf is separated from its mother and both start mooing to find each other, that's entirely involuntary and they're just digesting? Bullshit, dude. If you want to put together a wAcKy!! site, maybe you should put some thought, effort and creativity into it and not just waste people's time posting made-up "facts" that aren't even entertaining.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Dan Serena said...

Soksniffer, I'm frankly confused by your post. Firstly, I don't know where you got the impression that I wanted this to be a wacky site (your incorrect capitalization further confuses me on this point). UndeniableFacts is an educational site: I offer nothing but the truth. If you don't find the truth entertaining, there's not much I can do to help you with that.

In answer to your other question, yes all mooing by cows is completely involuntary, but that doesn't mean it doesn't serve a practical purpose. When a calf is separated from its mother, both mother and calf become distressed, upsetting their digestive processes. The result: all food is evacuated from the second and third stomachs producing a sort of moo frenzy. Indeed, they often can find each other because of this, which, some researchers believe, is the evolutionary origin of the moo. But that doesn't mean they're doing it on purpose: cows don't have vocal cords.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Gladys Wickerbottom said...

Mmm.. Don't know if I quiote agree with you.. But I don't have a good argument against you yet :)

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Blogger Irvine Lampson said...

Actually when I was read this blog I confused is it true that cow has four stomachs? but after collecting information now I agree with you.
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