lynnstivers wrote:I'm surprised this design doesn't have more votes - it looks really good! And I love the subtle humor too.
I showed it to my kids along with a blurb about the history of Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire to make sure they "got it"...
"October 8-11, 1871 - The great fire of Chicago, in legend started by a kick from Mrs. O'Leary's cow. The fire caused $196 million in damages. It burned 1.2 million acres of land, destroyed 17,450 buildings, killed 250 people, and left 90,000 homeless."
Back then people would take a lantern out to the barn to milk the cow since it was always still dark that early in the morning. A barn full of dry hay and straw burned fast and their firefighting equipment wasn't nearly as good as what we have now so it would have gotten out of hand very easily.
They're not entirely sure that's exactly what happened - but it very well could have.
I think it's a great design and I'll buy one if it makes it - I voted for it.
It is a great design. Unfortunately it did not have bunnies, kittens, rainbows, unicorns, etc on it so therefore it can never win. Sad.