Can you really tip a cow?

Q: I know I can’t hunt a snipe, but can I tip a cow?

A: Try it and report back.
But, know that standing cattle are not sleeping, but resting, so they will know you’re approaching. They are very wary of people.
Even if you could get next to one, you will need four or five (equally drunken) friends for a lucky shove the cow can’t counter, according to a University of British Columbia study in 2005.
If you succeed, the beast will get right up, said zoology Professor Margo Lillie. There are no real pictures of a live cow with four hooves in the air.
“…The whole thing is just a stupid thing to do from the get-go,” Lillie said.
And she wrote a paper on it. — Modern Farmer.
Q: Are there plans for medallions on the new U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75, like the flags and oil derricks on the Ohio 12 and Sandusky Street bridges, respectively? Or, perhaps more fences with words? — Mandi Miller, Findlay.
A: Sorry. The bridge will look much like the others, with the only decoration being a similar “random, rough-cut stone pattern” on the piers and walls. It will be painted dark gray. — Rhonda Pees, Ohio Department of Transportation.
A: “Jeopardy” creator Merv Griffin wrote it as a lullaby, “Time for Tony,” for his son.
He reworked it, renamed it “Think,” and used it as countdown music for the final round when the show debuted in 1964. It became its theme 20 years later. — Workman Publishing Co.
Q: Where did the theme for “Jeopardy” come from?
Q: “Newhart” ran from 1982 to 1990 on CBS-TV. Who among the stars have died? — Ronald Duran, Fostoria.
A: The series, featuring comedian Bob Newhart as a Vermont innkeeper, had 184 episodes.
Mary Frann, who played Newhart’s wife, Joanna, died Sept. 23, 1998, at age 55.
Tom Poston, who played George Utley, died April 30, 2007, at 85.
Living are:
• Newhart (Dick Loudon), 84.
• William Sanderson (Larry), 66.
• Tony Papenfuss (First Darryl), 64.
• John Voldstad (Second Darryl), 63.
• Julia Duffy (Stephanie Vanderkellen), 62.
• Peter Scolari (Michael Harris), 58. — IMDb.
Q: Who said, “Government is best which governs least”?
A: It’s in the first paragraph of Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” (1849). — National Public Radio.
Q: Did George Washington design the Oval Office?
A: Architect Nathan C. Wyeth designed it by order of President William Howard Taft in 1909.
Washington died in 1799 and never saw the White House. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, moved in two years later. — The White House.
Q: This is Older Americans Month. How many seniors are there in our country?
A: There were 43.1 million Americans 65 years and older on July 1, 2012, accounting for 13.7 percent of the population. — U.S. Census Bureau.
Q: What did Mark Twain (1835-1910) say?
A: “The trouble ain’t that there are too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.”
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