What about the pains in the joints like knees, and thumbs. My mother in law swears by it.
Re the cows, it is not working they lay down when they lay down I guess. Often you see them laying down to re-consume their grass. The do tend to face their back ends into the wind (same as horses and other animals). I have a few cows, so I might set-up a cow cam so you can see for yourself.
It is about hunting, flies are subject to updraft of hot air, hence they are higher and it is warmer (I think).
Gees flying north means that it is getting warmer (northern hem) and flying south it means it getting colder.
I believe the Irish have some way of weather prediction using a piece of string on a board. It tends to be very accurate. For example when it is wet it is raining, when it s horizontal it is storming and when it is gone well........Katrina came through.