'Cow Week' is even deadlier, awesomer than shark week

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Forget sharks. This week, fear the fatal bovine.

Over at BoingBoing, io9 pal Maggie Koerth-Baker is serving up a highly entertaining (and highly insightful) series of posts in honor of Cow Week. Here's what she has to say about that:

Cow Week is a tongue-in-cheek look at risk analysis and why we fear the things we fear. It is inspired by the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the popularity of which is largely driven by the public's fascination with and fear of sharks. Turns out, cows kill more people every year than sharks do. Each day, I will post about a cow-related death, and add to it some information about the bigger picture.


Maggie's first installment had to do with a killer cow in Ireland. Yesterday's post was about a relentlessly brutal bull. Today's centers on a band of murderous Welsh cattle with a violent hatred of dog-walkers. They're all excellent. Do yourself a solid and check out boingboing for the entire (ongoing) series.

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I always thought "Bear Week" would do well and possibly be both more terrifying and far more adorable.

Bears are sharks of the forest... or tundra in the case of the polar bear.