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2019-01-08 12:30:48 PM  
So I'm spending some time at my sister's house. I tell everyone she milks cows for a living, which is kind of true, but she's actually a technician who then tests the milk for drugs and drug residue so that companies know what kinds of medicine are safe to give dairy cows that won't then be passed on. She lives at an agricultural research facility, and her house is literally surrounded by cow pasture.

A few years ago, her daughter had to do a presentation in front of the class, and so she practiced in front of the cows. Dairy cows are interesting in this way; they're used to people, and look forward to seeing them because humans are usually bringing food or taking them to be milked (milk cows actually want to be milked, as it's painful and heavy to carry around anywhere from 50 to 80 pounds of milk all the time). I kinda found this interesting, so I tried it out myself. When you approach them, they'll stop what they're  doing and stare at you expectantly just like your audience would be. I tried Marc Antony's eulogy from Julius Caesar ("Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears..."), and got a few moos. The prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in the original Early Modern English ("Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote...") didn't elicit much of a reaction. A couple walked away during the Gettysburg Address, so I figure there's no accounting for taste where eloquent elocution is concerned. But all in all, I figure that's about the reaction you would get from your classmates in an average American high school. So if you ever need to practice public speaking, I recommend lecturing dairy cows.

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Don't forget the Easy Quiz, there's only one tricky one on there this week.

Good luck, and if you have any issues with the quiz or want to say hi or offer some recommendations on what cows like to listen to, please reply to this comment.
 
2019-01-08 12:53:25 PM  
is it saturday already?
 
2019-01-08 12:56:58 PM  
Final Score:
8 out of 11 correct, total points = 709
Total time elapsed:
2 minutes (124 seconds)

early top ten but I am doubtful i'd hold on to a spot.
 
2019-01-08 01:49:20 PM  
Well, yeah they'll listen, as long as they're in the right mooood.

/you knew that was coming
 
2019-01-08 02:05:10 PM  

cyberspacedout: Well, yeah they'll listen, as long as they're in the right mooood.

/you knew that was coming


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2019-01-08 02:13:26 PM  
10/11 argh, I knew the last one too, I fail at point and click
 
2019-01-08 02:45:20 PM  
!0/11 and I missed an easy one. Winter is upon us and I am spending way too much time on FARK.
 
2019-01-08 02:49:38 PM  
10/11 - that's a first for me. Currently at 3rd.
 
2019-01-08 03:53:01 PM  
I think this was an easy one this week, and I'm still not in the early top ten.
 
2019-01-08 09:33:32 PM  
Woohoo! Second place for now! I'm disappointed in myself for missing the one of the Florida man questions because I am Florida man. I should know more about monkey diseases.
 
2019-01-08 10:06:25 PM  

grimlock1972: Final Score:
8 out of 11 correct, total points = 709
Total time elapsed:
2 minutes (124 seconds)

early top ten but I am doubtful i'd hold on to a spot.


First time I ever got 11 out of 11. And even so I only came in second.
 
2019-01-08 11:09:30 PM  
Wow.  I made 11 out of 11 for the first time ever.

Does that mean I get to be an Admin or something?
 
2019-01-08 11:42:42 PM  

SansNeural: Wow.  I made 11 out of 11 for the first time ever.

Does that mean I get to be an Admin or something?


I scored 0. What does that tell you?
 
2019-01-09 11:42:37 AM  
What's he like? It's not important. Florida man.
 
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