What could possibly go wrong here?

November 16, 2006

Lulu the cow was too sick to stand up for her milking, so Austrian farmer Leopold Zeilinger did what anybody would do: he used a winch to suspend the nearly one-ton cow in the air. 

Good idea, until the winch broke.  According to the daily Krone, it took 25 firefighters, his wife and a son to roll the cow off of the farmer. 

Zeilinger suffered several broken bones and was airlifted to a hospital. Here is the link:

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