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Shakespeare Is Moosic To A Cow's Ear

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Shakespeare Is Moosic To A Cow's Ear

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Shakespeare Is Moosic To A Cow's Ear

Shakespeare Is Moosic To A Cow's Ear

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Researchers claim music helps cows produce more milk. Performers in England decided to see if Shakespeare would work, too. They performed The Merry Wives of Windsor at a local farm. Workers say the comedy upped the yield.

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Is it much ado about nothing? Researchers claim music helps cows produce more milk. Performers in Kent in England decided to see if Shakespeare would work too. They performed�"The Merry Wives of Windsor"�at a local farm. And, hark, the farm workers say the comedy upped the yield. Something to do with the milk of human kindness. The actors say they're sticking with the bard's comedies. "Hamlet" might be too upsetting for the cows.

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