Can You Guess What’s Moo and What’s False in This Week’s Cow Headlines?

Our weekly installment of Two Texas Truths and a Lie.

By Becky FogelSeptember 2, 2016 10:30 am

In Two Texas Truths and a Lie, three stories are given to two competing contestants to see who can figure out the fake one.

Today we have two students from Rice University’s newspaper. This week, the Princeton Review dubbed Rice students the happiest college students in the country. So with me from the Rice Thresher is Amber Tong, a senior and news editor, and Emily Abdow, a sophomore and assistant news editor.

Here are this week’s stories:

1. A farm in the Texas Panhandle wants customers to have a more personal relationship with the meat they eat, so they’ve opened a petting zoo. The owners say customers can use the zoo to socialize with the gentle beasts or to pick out that night’s dinner. Their choice.

2. Texas’s own Blue Bell Ice Cream came out with a new flavor this week, and the inspiration is camouflage. The flavor – called “Camo and Cream” – features a swirl of pistachio almond, milk chocolate, and cream cheese.

3. Earlier this week the image of 300 reindeer struck dead by lightning in Norway shocked the world. But a similar image emerged in East Texas – this time involving cows. Nineteen cows died when lightning struck a tree they were crowded under. The silver lining? The owners gave the cow meat to other people.

Which one is the lie? Listen in the player above to find out!