Ever wondered where your food comes from? Well, before they get turned into prime rib and burgers, cows have to be raised and handled by real men and women — cowboys. Yes, they really do still exist and this is what they do.
If it's not birds, it's cows. Over the weekend, 390 cows were being transported by Boeing 747. As the plane was somewhere over the Irish Sea, a fire alarm went off, and the pilot was forced to give a mayday call and make an unscheduled landing.
The concept of cattle branding may make some people squeamish, but the ancient practice is one of the main factors keeping the world's cattle trade from falling into chaos. Of course, cattle rustlers snatching your steers was more of a problem in the mid-1800's, but there's still no better way of keeping your stock…
Spare a thought for the cows when you're surfing the net in the coming years, won't you? Their manure will be shoveled and turned into fuel, so companies such as HP can power their data centers and save the world.