Animals: Marlene's Whistle

Man has one stomach compartment; the cow, four. Its highly complicated digestive structure enables the cow to enjoy foods that man could not digest, but there is one serious drawback: only with the greatest difficulty can a cow belch. Many a cow has wandered into an alfalfa field, gorged herself, then begun to swell & swell & swell. For the cow that has become discontented by too hearty eating of green alfalfa farmers heretofore have had only one remedy—jamming a pitchfork or other sharp instrument into the cow's stomach. This relieves the...

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