Saturday, February 18, 2006

Then: 76th Anniversary Of Cow Milking In Airplane

Back in 1930, scientists wanting to understand how altitude effected bovine milk production, took Nellie up in a plane and ummm...milked her. The cow, her reputation sullied by this induction into the "Mile High I've Just Been Milked" club, nonetheless, performed her duties and produced prodigous volumes of delicious milk. Scientists packaged the milk and dropped it from the plane via parachute.

In today's paranoid airports, I couldn't imagine trying to get a cow through airport security. "What's in the udders, mam? Fresh milk? I'm sorry, according to the rules, fresh milk is a hazard and not allowed on flights. You'll need to leave your udders here."


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