Cows as Magnets

September 7th, 2008

CowThis is interesting. Apparently cows have a tendency to align themselves with magnetic North, either facing it or facing 180° away from it. The study shows the power of Google Earth.

Link #1: http://www.newscientist.com/…

Link #2: http://www.latimes.com/…

Update: Researchers have determined that the cows are definitely aligning with the magnetic field (versus pointing North or South).

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