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Blos­som, a Glouces­ter cow, pro­vided the first anti-small­pox serum for the sci­en­tist Ed­ward Jen­ner—hence vac­ci­na­tion, from the Latin word vacca for cow. Jen­ner had ob­served that milk­maids who con­tracted cow­pox didn’t suf­fer from small­pox

In the film Wal­lace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rab­bit, Wal­lace was re­vived by a sniff of Stink­ing Bishop cheese. This and Sin­gle Glouces­ter are made ex­clu­sively from Glouces­ter milk; Dou­ble Glouces­ter can be made from any cow’s milk

The rind of Stink­ing Bishop is washed in perry from Stink­ing Bishop pears, which are named af­ter a drunken 19th-cen­tury farmer, Fred­er­ick Bishop. Leg­end has it that he be­came so ine­bri­ated with the prof­its of sell­ing a cow at mar­ket that, when he got home, he shot at his ket­tle be­cause it was slow to boil

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