2 Cows and a Chicken by Steve Skelton

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  1. runar

    runar said, almost 6 years ago

    Not sail - he’s going to soar (and all this time you thought chickens couldn’t fly).

  2. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    As the chief of the Heckowie said “It is Balloon”.

  3. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    The cows can provide plenty of gas to fill it. Is methane buoyant enough to make it fly?

  4. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, almost 6 years ago

    Since the balloon is made of canvas, probably not. But you’re worried about reality in this strip?

  5. runar

    runar said, almost 6 years ago

    Methane is slightly heavier than air. They’ll use the kerosene lanterns to generate hot air.

    A chicken (rooster) was one of three animals which were the first living things to ride in a hot air balloon in 1783.

  6. Owlsly Whistlepig

    Owlsly Whistlepig said, almost 6 years ago

    this is a wonderful diversion,I love coming here to read…folkes seem to enjoy the fun our dear writer has in mind…than-Q every one

  7. Y_Knot

    Y_Knot said, almost 6 years ago

    Methane CH4 IS lighter than air… Its molecular weight is 16. Oxygen is a diatomic molecule as is nitrogen… O2 and N2 so their weights are 32 and 28 respectively. Use to make balloons from dry cleaning bags when I was a kid and fill them with natural gas, worked quite well. If the cows fill that balloon with intestinal gas (farts) chicken should be careful with those lamps, methane air mixtures can be quite explosive! Am sure Steve is aware of this and will make sure the critters get home safe.. ;-)

  8. boozoothatswho

    boozoothatswho said, almost 6 years ago

    For the love of God, Montgolfier.

  9. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Who said chickens were stupid? If they get out ot there (which they will) the cows better be nice to him!

    boozoothatswho, who is Montgolfier?

  10. runar

    runar said, almost 6 years ago

    Y_Knot - you’re right. I got caught up in adding atomic weights and forgot that oxygen is diatomic. Don’t forget, though, that in comparing relative buoyancy of gases that volume is almost as important. I just wonder whether hot air is more efficient than same-temperature methane. I could look it up, but I am too lazy right now.

    Drystyha, the brothers Montgolfier, Étienne and Michael, demonstrated the first practical hot air balloon in 1783, followed it up with the live animal flight and eventually sent humans aloft for what may have been the first time (the Chinese may have experimented with man-carrying kites some centuries earlier).

  11. pepaheart44

    pepaheart44 said, almost 3 years ago

    Fly chicken you can fly with the dumb cows!

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