When Cows Attack

You are more likely to be killed by a cow than shark

Between 2003 and 2008, 108 people died from cattle-induced injuries across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 27 times the whopping four people killed in shark attacks in the United States during the same time period, according to the International Shark Attack File. Nearly all those cow-related fatalities were caused by blunt force trauma to the head or chest; a third of the victims were working in enclosed spaces with cattle.

via Neatorama: When Cows Attack

4 Replies to “When Cows Attack”

  1. Wonder if cows are simply more dangerous, after accounting for exposure. (Because I tend to agree with Al Dove and minimize out-of-platter exposure.)

  2. And what marine animal is most closely related to a cow? That’s right, dolphins! With their mouths full of vicious, spiked teeth and their prehensile appendages (think about it), we clearly have misplaced our fears. Sure, you hear tales about dolphins “rescuing” drowning sailors and kittens, but that’s just clever cetacean PR. You never hear about the poor souls that got eaten by Flipper. They are smart enough not to leave any clues.

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