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World's Largest Hairball

We searched high and low for the elusive hairball and had no luck. We asked several MSUers (students and faculty) about it and none had every heard of such a thing - We asked a lady who spent her undergrad in Anthony Hall a few years ago and she had no idea what we were talking about.

[Jillie, 06/20/2010]

Not a big surprise, since it's been "in storage" for a long time. Perhaps the Hairball is too embarrassing as an artifact to be associated with an institution of higher learning....

World's Largest Hairball

The World's Largest Hairball was on display in Anthony Hall on the Michigan State University in East Lansing. In Spring 97, it was removed from its display case for "conservation" during the building's remodeling. When we asked about it in the Dairy Science Department office, they said it would be back on display following the renovations in Anthony Hall, scheduled to be complete in Fall 98. It's worth seeing: slightly larger than a basketball, it came from a cow ... not vomited up (as cows don't really "vomit") but was discovered in a necropsy.

[Dan Wardlow, 08/20/1998]

Chocolate Cheese

World's Largest Hairball

In one of the Agriculture buildings at Michigan State, in East Lansing, Michigan, you'll find two weird things: The World's Largest Hairball, and the Birthplace of Chocolate Cheese. We tasted the cheese, (available for sale locally) and were not too impressed, but then we're not chocoholics. But any cat would be jealous of the hairball! Last visit was 10 years ago, but I'm sure it's still around.

[mlou, 04/29/1997]

Garden City, Kansas claims a 37-inch bovine hairball weighing 55 pounds, and we've heard there is one that has surpassed it. August 2005: Tipster Nat Balsley warns off hairball pilgrims -- he said there is no sign of the hairball, and locals didn't think it was publicly displayed anymore...

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