Posts Tagged ‘WTF’

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.]

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.]



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.]

819 Yonge (SE corner of Church)

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

dead raccoon 1dead raccoon 2dead raccoon 3dead raccoon 4dead raccoon 5dead raccoon 6

[Found here, and the Twitter hashtag‘s still up.]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 413 – Seal Team, Snake Dead End & Happy Marching

Friday, 13 November 2015

Seal Team

Snake Dead End

Happy Marching

[Found here, here and here.]


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