Aerodynamics of a Cow

Meaning

What does Aerodynamics of a Cow mean?

Aerodynamics of a cow refers to a popular meme online, where the heat transfer and drag are simulated on numerous animals, such as elephants, lobsters and cows.

The series has seen a widespread usage online, due to the ridiculous nature of the experiments.

Origin

What's the origin of Aerodynamics of a Cow?

The phenomenon first emerged on the internet on May 29th, 2013, when Symscape published a blog post, titled “Elephants and Computational Fluid Dynamics.”

“Aerodynamics of a cow” was first posted to Reddit by u/mattythedog on September 1st, 2015, in the r/interestingasfuck sub.

Spread & Usage

How did Aerodynamics of a Cow spread?

From 2015 to 2020, the format has spread to numerous sites, most of which include Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Imgur.

“Aerodynamics of a cow” would be featured in a meme series, posted by Imgur user MostMajesticFlapFlap, where the aerodynamics of various animals would be illustrated.

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