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610.- Berdades Sientificas 2

De Crazy horses in greek myths: a preview of "mad cows?"

    It is tempting to suggest that if modern cattle and horse breeders had taken time to study Greek mythology they could have prevented such phenomena as 'mad cow' disease and similar syndromes in other animals.

Si, claro es tentador... pero supongo que no, ¿verdad? No creerá semejante cosa, me imagino que...

    This statement may seem incredible but it is justified. The Greek tragedians included elements of ancient myths in their plays, and, although they were not breeders or veterinary experts, at least two Greek poets, Aeschylos and Euripides, as well as the historians Apollodorus and Diodorus, dealt with 'crazy horses' in some detail and arrived at identical conclusions.

Agh.