While filming a 170 foot waterfall in the movie Apocalypto, a cow was trying to cross upstream and went over the falls. It emerged at bottom, banging against the rocks, but after a local man swam in to calm the cow it then climbed up the bank and began eating grass as if nothing had happened.
“Kulning” is a Norwegian song using high-pitched vocal techniques to call cows in from the pastures.
A cow in Poland escaped on its way to the slaughterhouse, broke through a metal fence, swam to a nearby island, and was allowed to live there after its owner gave up trying to recapture it.
Farmers in Botswana have started painting eyes on their cows bottoms to stop lions from attacking them.
In 2002, a cow jumped a 6 foot fence at a slaughterhouse in Cincinnati, only to evade police officers for 11 days, making national news headlines, and eventually living out the rest of its life in NY.
Happier cows really do produce more milk, and simply calling cows by individual names ups production by 3.5%.
Emily the cow escaped from a slaughterhouse minutes before her turn at the abattoir, wandered for 40 days eluding capture, went on to live for 8 more years before getting a memorial on her grave.
Cows enjoy solving problems and have been known to jump into the air excitedly when they finally crack a tough one.
Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany. Cows each produce hundreds of litres of methane a day, and methane can have explosive potential if it reaches the right concentrations.