Can cows fly?

Believe it or not on 9 May 1962, a Guernsey cow in Iowa, USA named Fawn was whisked up by a tornado during a storm and carried through the air for a few minutes!

Shortly afterwards the cow landed in a pen of a Holstein bull on a neighbouring farm several miles away from where the tornado picked her up.

It is believed that this is the longest unassisted solo flight by a cow in recorded history. There is no evidence to suggest there have been other flying cows!

As the story goes, the brief encounter between the bull and cow resulted in a calf.