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TimWalden
777520.  Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:57 am Reply with quote

Why can you not get a horse or a cow up a lighthouse?

 
Bondee
777609.  Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:54 pm Reply with quote

Haven't QI covered this one already?

The way their knees are "structured" (for want of a better word) means that they can walk upstairs, but not down.

I think I remember Alan wondering how you'd explain the fact that there's a cow in the bedroom to the wife.

 
Ameena
777688.  Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:40 pm Reply with quote

That wouldn't stop you from getting them up the lighthouse, though, would it? ;) I bet a lighthouse would be too narrow for something as big as a cow, anyway.

 
dr bartolo
828215.  Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:17 am Reply with quote

all this fuss may be simply be bypassed if someone were to install a hoist ......

 
hassan el kebir
828255.  Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:07 pm Reply with quote

Ameena wrote:
That wouldn't stop you from getting them up the lighthouse, though, would it? ;) I bet a lighthouse would be too narrow for something as big as a cow, anyway.


Not if it was a Dexter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_cattle


Great Danes are pretty crap at getting up and down stairs, too. They can sort of stumble/scrabble up them (-ish) but getting them back down again is a whole different, indignified yet amusing palaver.

 
Sadurian Mike
828275.  Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:35 pm Reply with quote

TimWalden wrote:
Why can you not get a horse or a cow up a lighthouse?

It's against Health and Safety.

 
aTao
828376.  Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:50 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:

The way their knees are "structured" (for want of a better word) means that they can walk upstairs, but not down..


Me thinks the "cant walk down stairs" bit is bollocks.
see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfyPOzB7pB8

Cattle regularly walk up and down ramps that are nearly 45 degrees.

 
Spud McLaren
828485.  Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:50 pm Reply with quote

TimWalden wrote:
Why can you not get a horse or a cow up a lighthouse?
The simplest answer is the most elegant - because the lighthouse keeper won't let you.

 
Ainee
828575.  Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:02 am Reply with quote

http://monologues.co.uk/Les_Barker/Dascunds_with_erections.htm

 
Efros
828580.  Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:28 am Reply with quote

hassan el kebir wrote:
Ameena wrote:
That wouldn't stop you from getting them up the lighthouse, though, would it? ;) I bet a lighthouse would be too narrow for something as big as a cow, anyway.


Not if it was a Dexter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_cattle



Images of a serial killing cow...

 

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