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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Elm Farm Ollie
Oh my! I never heard
this story before. I like weird news and
here you have it. Elm Farm Ollie was the
first cow to fly in an airplane and also be milked mid-flight with her milk
sealed in paper containers dropped by parachute over St. Louis.
This happened on 18 February 1930.
According to the article this cow was a prolific milk producer that
required milking three times a day. She
produced 24 quarts of milk during the 72 mile trip. No wonder they had enough to drop over St. Louis!
Scientists wanted to conduct this experiment to see how air
travel affected animals. I wonder how
many cows have flown since.