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Answered 2008-05-06 00:17:28

Some cows have magnets inside their stomachs! The magnets attract any metal that the cow might accidently eat, which would harm or kill the cow if it passed through the digestive system. A cow can keep a magnet inside the stomach for it's entire life without harm.

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