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Margo Lillie’s Contribution To The World: The Physics of Cow Tipping

Sunday, 29 November 2015

“Every cow who gives good service deserves a tip.”

– Bunk Strutts 2015

Physics of Cow Tipping 1

A 2005 study led by Margo Lillie, a zoologist at the University of British Columbia, concluded that tipping a cow would require an exertion of 2,910 newtons (654.2 lbf) of force, and is therefore impossible to accomplish by a single person. Her calculations found that it would take at least two people to apply enough force to push over a cow if the cow did not react and reorient its footing. If the cow did react, it would take at least four people to push it over. Lillie noted that cattle are well aware of their surroundings and are very difficult to surprise, due to excellent senses of both smell and hearing, but that according to laws of static physics, “two people might be able to tip a cow” if the cow were “tipped quickly—the cow’s centre of mass would have to be pushed over its hoof before the cow could react”. The Lillie Study has been replicated by other researchers, who confirmed that at least two to four people can, in fact, push over a cow.

Money quote: The Lillie Study has been replicated by other researchers, who confirmed that at least two to four people can, in fact, push over a cow.

I’m no rocket surgeon, but adolescence and alcohol are usually associated with stories of cow-tipping, and I imagine that Ms. Lillie and the other researchers who replicated the study had a blast that night.

[Explanatory graphic found here, study description from here, and trippytippy cows are here.]

Saturday Matinee – Pantsula, The Clark Brothers / Killer Diller & Dr. John

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Have some Pantsula [via].

The Clark Brothers at the Apollo Theater. That amazing clip was from the 1948 movie “Killer Diller.” Here’s the full version:

Bunkessa and the missus were watching the movie “Holes” this afternoon and this song played during the credits:

Dr. John Rebennack performs “Let’s Make a Better World” at Live On The Green in 2012.

Have a great Holiday Weekend folks. There’s always more to come.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 415 – Noise Relay, Morse Code Fail & Nerf Shot Win

Friday, 27 November 2015

Horn 2 Horn

pound it

Nerf Bank Shot
[Found here, here and here.]

I don’t want to be here. Ever.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Horse WTF

[Found in here.]

Territorial Dog With A Bladder Condition

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Territorial Dog

[Found here.]

Another Great Gift Idea: Jumbo Shrimp

Monday, 23 November 2015

Jumbo Shrimp 2Jumbo Shrimp 3Jumbo Shrimp

And it smells great!

[Images found here and here.]

Hot Links To Die For

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Not Me

Young Horse + Bubble Wrap [via].

Ferrets in a ball-pit of chocolate Easter eggs [via].

World’s largest cat painting has been sold.

“There are three things my brother Chico is always on- a phone, a horse or a broad.” –Groucho Marx

The London Stone is an historical landmark that’s supposed to be really important, but it’s so old that nobody remembers why.

Kids’ unfartunate spelling errors.

Awesome 5-shot rubber band gun (with animations).

Alfred E. Neuman first appeared in 1894?

[Top image from here.]



Saturday Matinee – Harrier Lands Sans Nose Gear, El Mariachi Manchester & Bad Manners

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Harriers are awesome… and scary as hell if you happen to be the enemy. You hear its death whistle before you see it.

El Mariachi Manchester covers The Smiths‘ “Girl in a Coma” with a poco mariachi, poco ska style. (The trumpet player is using a Harmon mute and Bunkessa said the singer looks like me).

Since I’m in a ska mood, let’s wrap it up with this.

Bad Manners first hooked me with their cover of Millie Small‘s 1964 hit “My Boy Lollipop” which was a cover of a song written by Robert Spencer of The Cadillacs and recorded by Bobbie Gaye in 1956 (according to Wiki).  Bad Manners also recorded one of the prettiest reggae love songs ever in my opinion: “Samson and Delilah.”

So let’s wrap up this babozo with a full dose of British Ska.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow whether you like it or not.

The .GIF Friday Post No.414 – Ice Sheet Storm, Cat Daddy & Cheep Cheep Cheep Feed Me Cheep Cheep Cheep x 1000

Friday, 20 November 2015

Sheet Storm
cat spook


[Found here, here and here.]


Thursday, 19 November 2015


“This is my little brother. He was born with sticky feet.”

[Image and caption found here.]


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