Apropos of Nothing

August 18, 2012

Cow Week

Filed under: Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 8:09 am

Over at BoingBoing, Maggie Koerth-Baker is serving up a highly entertaining (and highly insightful) series of posts in honor of Cow Week.


Here’s Popular Mechanics on the statistics:

Between 2003 and 2008, 108 people died from cattle-induced injuries across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 27 times the whopping four people killed in shark attacks in the United States during the same time period, according to the International Shark Attack File. Nearly all those cow-related fatalities were caused by blunt force trauma to the head or chest; a third of the victims were working in enclosed spaces with cattle.

Read Popular Mechanics’ cow attack survival guide