Jun 12, 2015

Cows Face One Direction

Cows always face north or south while eating. A team of scientists reviewed thousands of Google Earth’s satellite images of cows and found that cows will stand along the Earth’s magnetic poles, facing north and south whenever they are grazing or resting. The pattern remained consistent regardless of wind or other factors, and nobody is quite sure why.  It appears that it may have a purpose because of the consistency with which it was observed among cows across six continents.