Sunday, April 17, 2005

Fistulated Cows

I still remember seeing a fistulated cow at the New Mexico State Fair when I was in Jr. High. Quite impressive - a cow with a hole in it - still alive. Just pull the plug, reach in and grab a handfull of... uh... cow stomach stuff. In case you never had the distinct priviledge, here's a few things you should know about fistulated cows.

The whole idea of fistulating seems to have been inspired by a certain Alexis St. Martin, who had a rather nasty wound in his left side that refused to heal. Oddly enough he lived a long life after the injury, even with his physician checking out his stomach on occasion to see how it worked.


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