Swiss cows are prized for making delicious cheese. The Swiss really love delicious cheese. When cows are heat-stressed, they produce less milk, and less milk means less cheese.
Last week during an ongoing heat wave, the Swiss Army caused a minor international incident by sending troops into neighboring France to collect water for their miserably hot, delicious-cheese producing cattle.
Residents near France’s Rousses Lake in the Jura mountains along the French-Swiss border were startled when helicopters belonging to the Swiss Army swooped down and began scooping up water into large containers and heading back from whence they came, the BBC reported. The army’s undertaking went on for several hours until local French officials cried foul.
Read on at the Modern Farmer.