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Science proves cow tipping is physically impossible

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Scientists at University of British Columbia dispelled the urban legend of cow-tipping in 2005. They determined that such a feat is physically implausible for one person (sober or drunk) and extremely difficult even for two strong people to achieve.

So why does the myth persist?

Probably because the closest many have gotten to a Holstein is driving past one in a field on the highway, writes Jake Swearingen for “Modern Farmer.”

But if you have a beef with the science, review the impossible physics of cow-tipping in diagram form.

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