Trivia

Hard

Grazing Cows Naturally Align Themselves With?

The Magnetic Poles
The Wind
The Sun
The North Star
Cows grazing, oriented North along the Earth's North/South magnetic axis.
Tony Fischer/Flickr

Answer: The Magnetic Poles

They might not be known the world over as the brightest creatures, but cows sure know how to keep an organized herd. Whether you’re watching a grazing herd in North Dakota or New Zealand, there’s one thing cows excel at: orienting themselves, en masse, along the axis of magnetic North/South.

Although scientists don’t have a definitive answer as to why cows align themselves with the magnetosphere, there are several theories: it coordinates movement among herd members, facilitates escape from a predator, ensures herd members are grazing the land efficiently by moving in the same direction together, and it may help the cows better map out their physical environment if they consistently orient themselves in the same direction.

Trivia

Hard

What Kind Of Creature Was Named After Sci-Fi Writer Michael Crichton?

Trivia

Hard

The First Pepper To Break One Million On The Scoville Heat Rating Scale Was The?

Trivia

Hard

Denim Fabric Derives Its Name From A?

Trivia

Hard

Exposure to What Plant Makes Bees Very Agitated?

Trivia

Hard

The Most Intense Period Of Conflict In The History Of Paleontology Is Known As The?

Trivia

Hard

Which Common Computer Process Owes Its Name To A Boisterous Baron?

Trivia

Hard

Famed Greek Mathematician Pythagoras Invented A Device To Defend Against?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Medieval Cities Had A Modern Looking Skyline With Towering Buildings?

Trivia

Hard

When A Cultural Element Is Exported, Transformed, And Then Re-Imported To The Original Culture, It’s Called The?

Trivia

Hard

Mixed Idioms With A Resulting Nonsenical Meaning Are Known As?