Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Don't have a cow

I read an amusing letter in the paper this morning about the ongoing controversy on cows and their effect on the environment. The writer suggested sending the cows into space.

My first thought was to wonder if they'd really be able to reach escape velocity. Cows weigh an awful lot, as does any spacecraft they'd be sent in. Chances are that the best they could achieve is maybe a low-Earth orbit.

Which I guess would make them the, uh, herd shot round the world.

I'm so ashamed...

1 comment:

  1. I can see the uproar in the dairy section at the grocery store. What effect does solar radiation have on milk?!?! Do I really want my kids to drink gravity-free ice cream?!?! Would Trader Joe's market an organic, Earth-bound version, so crunchy granola mamas like me could sleep at night?!?! So much to ponder...