This post started when we were watching Spicks and Specks last night and the musical finale was a song called Cows Come Home sung by Rich Hall. It was so funny it caused the Man to choke on his dinner and I had to share it with you.
Anyway, I had to find an appropriate cow article to accompany it and came across this one that shows why you should always know what it is you put in your mouth.
In 1932 a farmer was milking a cow when the peace of the event was shattered by an explosion. Apparently the cow had picked up a blasting cap and, chewing it, managed to blow its own head off, and knock out the milkman. Yipes!
Why on earth was there a blasting cap in a cow paddock? I wonder if blasting caps smell particularly yummy? That might explain that post I did about the bovine gentleman who was stuck in an old powder magazine. Was he enticed in there by the aroma of Boom?
The second last line of this article also gives me a chance to mention an Australian icon as well. Delicious Minties.
Minties are a white cube of minty goodness and, if you believe the slogan, bad things get better with Minties. Not going to help this particular cow though is it?
I was surprised to find that Minties have been around since the 1920’s and that the “It’s moments like these you need Minties” advertising phrase has been around since the start.
“It’s moments like these….” has become part of the Australian language and the wrapper of each lolly has a cartoon depicting some sort of situation which will be improved with the addition of a Mintie.
Dentists probably love them too, they are so chewy they are known for pulling out fillings and I guess their irresistibility has been the cause of many a cavity.
Somehow this post has gone from a funny song to an exploding cow to iconic lollies. Hmmm, I love the internet 🙂
Anyway, here is the promised song, I’m sure no cows were harmed in the making of it.