Subject: Moo!
Date: Mon, 12 May 97 09:27:00 -0500
From: Miranda Barrows 

This week's coffee humor is once again from the genre of "amazing true 
stories you will only find on the internet."  The Message Mistress must 
be getting a little punchy as the end of the semester approaches, because 
she found this little anecdote rather amusing.  Regardless of whether you 
agree, please join us in the lounge at 10.  



Earlier this year, the dazed crew of a Japanese Trawler were recovered
off the Sea of Japan clinging to the wreckage of their sunken ship.
Their rescue, however, was followed by immediate imprisonment once
authorities questioned the sailors on their ship's loss.  They claimed
that a cow, falling out of the clear blue sky, had struck the trawler
amidships, shattering it's hull and sinking the vessel within minutes.
They remained in prison for several weeks, until the Russian Air Force
reluctantly informed Japanese authorities that the crew of one of its
cargo planes had apparently stolen a cow wandering at the edge of a
Siberian airfield...forced the cow into the plane's hold and hastily
departed for home.
Unprepared for live cargo, the Russian crew was ill-equipped to manage
a rampaging cow within its hold.  To save the aircraft and themselves,
they shoved the animal out of the cargo hold as they crossed the Sea
of Japan at an altitude of 30,000 feet.


Subject: Oops
From: (Message Mistress)
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 10:08:34 -0400 (EDT)

Punchy or not, I should have mentioned that the credit for the falling cow 
story belongs to Jitu.  So everyone who wanted to know where it came from 
will have to ask him.