Moooooo! Moo-moo, moo. Moo moo moo, moo moo?

Hahahaha...get it? That's cow humor! It's one of the reasons cows don't rule the world. That and the lack of opposable thumbs.

Besides, if cows ruled the world, we wouldn't have the secret cow level....

But without cows, humans might not have become dominate either. Because the domestication of cows for food is one of the things that allowed humans to settle down into an agrarian society instead of a hunter/gatherer society.

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So thank the cow. Just don't start thinking it as a divine being, either. Otherwise we'll end up like India, where beef is taboo. For Hindus, at least. And all because of the milk they give that creates butter and cheese. And their poop, which gives fuel for the fire, and fertilizer for the crops. And an ideal growing medium for psilocybin mushrooms.

Seriously. Ancient Indian civilizations used magic mushrooms as one of their favorite 'religious ritual' tools. Plus, they liked to get high, I think.

That last fact about the 'shrooms may seem like a made up fact for Made Up Monday, but it's not. It's true.

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It's also true that today is Made Up Monday! The day I make something up, or tell the truth. It's up to you to decide.

Today is just a quick one. Why? Because every now and then I feel like giving you a quick one without too much preamble. (that's otter-speak for writers block)

Todays subject for Made Up Monday involves cows, an American founding father, France and the clock.

The founding father was Benjamin Franklin. And he began discussions with France to get them to follow along with the rest of the civilized world and begin observing daylight savings time.

The French government took it under consideration and held public debates on the subject.

Ultimately, the French declined.

Why?

French farmers convinced the government that their cows wouldn't be able to adjust to the new hours and it would screw up their milking schedule.

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Ok my loyal minions, (that's right....you all have been promoted to minion), is that something I just made up, or is it the troof?

The answer will be tomorrow when I kick off Tell The Truth Tuesday by revealing the...um....answer....