Watch this woman just casually lull a cow to sleep with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

Jan 18th

Note to self: if faced with a herd of angry bovine, use the power of music to enchant them before quickly making an escape:

Apparently, cows are quite sensitive to music. Farmers swear that playing music to calm their animals increases milk production. A 2001 study by the University of Leicester in the UK found that "Everybody Hurts" by REM, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, and "Pastoral Symphony" by Beethoven were some of the songs cows liked the best.

The practice of herding or calming cows with music has been in use for centuries (at minimum), as demonstrated by this ancient herding call still used today by women in Sweden:

As a warning for those with no musical talent or pitch control, fast-paced or aggressive music can send cows literally running for the hills. Sing or play at your own risk. 🐮


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