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Lb8535

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One of the favorite graduation pranks in the US in engineering schools is persuading a cow or horse to climb stairs and leaving it with much appropriate fodder and water in the dean's office overnight. That and taking apart an auto and reassembling it in the dean's office.
 

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One of the favorite graduation pranks in the US in engineering schools is persuading a cow or horse to climb stairs and leaving it with much appropriate fodder and water in the dean's office overnight. That and taking apart an auto and reassembling it in the dean's office.
Nowadays, they just get the poor bugger cancelled.
 

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One of the favorite graduation pranks in the US in engineering schools is persuading a cow or horse to climb stairs and leaving it with much appropriate fodder and water in the dean's office overnight. That and taking apart an auto and reassembling it in the dean's office.
The really great prank would be to get the cow or horse into the dean's office and then rebuild a car or truck around it.
 

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Cows they deserve it.

LUND, Denmark – During a recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso,” a handful of spectators leaned forward intently, their eyes shining, and a few encouraging colds escaping the otherwise subdued ground floor. Although relatively new to classical music, they seemed closely associated with the eight cellists on stage and raised their heads abruptly as the sluggish strains of the piece gave way to rapid arcs.

When it was over, amid the fervent applause and the screams of “Bravo”, a single, appreciative moo could be heard.

On Sunday in Lund, a village about 50 miles south of Copenhagen, a group of elite cellists played two concerts for some music-loving cows and their human colleagues. As the culmination of a collaboration between the two local ranchers, Mogens and Louise Haugaard, and Jacob Shaw, the founder of the nearby Scandinavian cello school, the concerts were meant to attract the attention of the school and the young musicians living there. Judging from the reaction of two- and four-legged participants, it has also shown how popular an initiative can be that brings cultural life to rural areas.

https://dailyzbusinesspress.com/when-the-cellos-play-the-cows-come-house/
 

IbisNibs

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Encouraging coughs? No, those aren't encouraging to musicians—especially these days!
Encouraging mold? No, forget that.
Encouraging fold? Implies invasive sheep.
An encouraging cold is an interesting idea. What a cold would take away from your physical health, it would give back to your state of mind . . .
:crazy: Let's just blame an opaque aspect of Scandinavian culture.
 

EnolaGaia

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A typo? Can't see the context for it.
It may be a translation screw-up.

The more extensive New York Times version of the article has this as its first paragraph:
During a recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso,” a handful of audience members leaned forward attentively, their eyes bright, a few encouraging snuffles escaping from the otherwise hushed parterre. Though relative newcomers to classical music, they seemed closely attuned to the eight cellists onstage, raising their heads abruptly as the piece’s languid strains gave way to rapid-fire bow strokes.
(Emphasis Added)

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/28/arts/music/cow-concert-scandinavian-cello-school.html
 
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