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Anti Cow Tipping Device

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The ACT device is attached to the cow with a belt round its girth.

A sensor, gyroscope or mercury tilt switch, detects a significant change in the cow's roll and deploys the stabilising device which could be an air bag or a metal stand. At the same time an alarm is relayed to the farmers home so he can rush out to the stricken bovines aid.

Cows are, correct me if I'm wrong, generally upright creatures so hopefully it would be an easy matter to calibrate the system to ignore roll movements initiated by the cow itself and thus avoid deployment erroniously.

rambling_sid, Dec 23 2004

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down. http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/weebles/
[DrBob, Dec 23 2004]

Subbuteo http://freespace.virgin.net/j.shelley/
[rambling_sid, Dec 23 2004]

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       "Bessie, your udders have been in the customers' soup again - no tips for you this week..."
ConsulFlaminicus, Dec 23 2004
  

       Why not strap on some training wheels. I do believe however that cows lie down to sleep. It is a well known fact that insomniac cows have vampiric tendencies. We dont want vampire cows rolling through the pasture do we.
Trodden, Dec 23 2004
  

       By analogy with DrBob's link, I recommend sawing the legs off and putting weights in the stomaches. But I also love the idea of a cow with training wheels.
DrCurry, Dec 23 2004
  

       Or you could mount the cow on a large Subbuteo type base. See link if not familiar with Subbuteo   

       Subbutecow
rambling_sid, Dec 23 2004
  

       cows should be stored horizontally at night in special shelves, each marked with corresponding titles.
benfrost, Dec 24 2004
  

       I never knew cows could tip over, that subbueto idea doesnt make any sense to me as they appear to have flat bases.I felt like working in a reference to the 1969 dodge charger, once voted the best muscle car ever.
andrew1, Apr 26 2005
  

       I've never tipped a cow, but thinking about all the milk over the years, I think 10-15% is adequate.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 26 2005
  
      
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