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    Today's useless fact - Do cows realty have four stomachs?

    No. A cow has one stomach, but it has four chambers. That's
    because grass is hard to fully digest and cows need a lot of
    nutrients. A typical cow takes in 100 pounds of grass and 300
    pounds of water a day. The food initially goes into the "rumen",
    the first chamber of its stomach, where it is digested for a
    while. Then the cow regurgitates it as cud and chews it to break
    the grass up further. Then it swallows the mess into the second
    stomach chamber, the "reticulum". From there, the food passes
    leisurely through two more chambers, the "omasum" and the
    "abomasum", before cruising down the intestines and heading back
    to fertilize the meadow.

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    Originally posted by MAMA_TOTO@4 October 2003 - 20:10
    Today's useless fact - Do cows realty have four stomachs?

    No. A cow has one stomach, but it has four chambers. That's
    because grass is hard to fully digest and cows need a lot of
    nutrients. A typical cow takes in 100 pounds of grass and 300
    pounds of water a day. The food initially goes into the "rumen",
    the first chamber of its stomach, where it is digested for a
    while. Then the cow regurgitates it as cud and chews it to break
    the grass up further. Then it swallows the mess into the second
    stomach chamber, the "reticulum". From there, the food passes
    leisurely through two more chambers, the "omasum" and the
    "abomasum", before cruising down the intestines and heading back
    to fertilize the meadow.
    [QUOTE]

    O.K. So you are a person of culture. Agriculture!
    The best way to keep a secret:- Tell everyone not to tell anyone.

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    hehehehe .. sure

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