Thursday, 15 June 2017

Millionaire inventor trampled to death by cows

quote [ A former Oxford academic who became a millionaire after inventing a device for needle-free injections has been trampled to death in a field of cattle. ]
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Sad]
[by XregnaR@12:27amGMT]

Comments

WeiYang said @ 12:31am GMT on 15th Jun
Well, to be fair,he was not a rocket scientist.
midden said @ 12:43am GMT on 15th Jun
Cows can be dangerous. Once, in my youth, I was cross-country running through a familiar cow pasture. I had walked through that pasture many times, mostly ignored by the cows. Apparently they see a running human as very different than a walking human. Halfway across the field, I heard thunder nearby. It was an early summer afternoon, so sudden thunderstorms are not at all surprising in this part of the world. I look around to spot the thunder cloud, and what do I see, but 50 tons of grown milk cow charging after me at what looked to be a full gallop. I quickly went from a comfortable lope to a sprint, heading for a swampy copse of trees on the far edge of the field. I made it just in time, and the muddy ground dissuaded the herd from following me into the thicket. Along with one particularly close call on the highway, it is one of the few times I sincerely thought I was about to die.
papango said @ 4:19am GMT on 16th Jun
Cows descended from aurochs, and they never forget it.
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:23am GMT on 16th Jun
"Last one was killed in Poland"

Because the last one had to be killed. Wtf humans?
papango said @ 7:33am GMT on 16th Jun
I'm pretty sure the last group just died out naturally. It was the habitat lose and disease from domesticated cows that did them in. By the end, there was just one female left.

The penalty for killing them in the 1500s was death (I mean, that was a penalty for a lot of things, so that might not mean much, but I don't think they were being hunted by that late stage).
slaytanik said @ 6:56am GMT on 15th Jun
“There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer.”

Shifty cow bastards have been getting away with murder for years
ComposerNate said @ 8:04am GMT on 15th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
Think how many cows have been killed by humans.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:58pm GMT on 15th Jun
Not enough.
ComposerNate said @ 7:20pm GMT on 15th Jun
this makes me sad
arrowhen said @ 8:26pm GMT on 15th Jun
Not sad enough.
HoZay said @ 10:35pm GMT on 15th Jun
Cruelty seems to be increasing.
arrowhen said @ 8:31am GMT on 15th Jun
Moooooove along, nothing to see here.
C18H27NO3 said @ 2:07pm GMT on 15th Jun
Face should be careful. His motor might vibrate him to death.
knumbknutz said @ 4:28pm GMT on 15th Jun
More plastic garbage bags at strategic locations will fix that issue.

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