FLORA & FAUNA: Stooges


Assorted animals got caught in the shifting gears of human ingenuity last week. Some results:

¶In Ringwood, County Hampshire, England, a blear-eyed Friesian cow named Bridge Birch yielded 41,952 pounds of milk in 329 days to displace (unofficially) an American Holstein, Carnation Ormsby Madcap Fayne, as world champion. Bridge Birch's owner admitted that his cow got a daily diet-booster of half a gallon of stout.

¶In Labrador, a team of dog paratroopers made a practice jump on orders of U.S. Colonel Paul A. Zartman, Goose Bay airbase commandant. Zartman's idea: harnessed to a dogsled (which can also be parachuted),...

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