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there once (around here in South of Bavaria) was a farmer who didn't believe that the animals speak in the New-Years-Night. So at the very end of the year he crept into the stables and listened to the oxes he had there. It was about midnight, and he thought that it was all superstition when suddenly one of his oxes said to the other one:
"Du Hoarn, was dua mer moarn?"
And the other one answered:
"Den Bauern aufn Kirchhof foahrn."
(That is Bavarian, it sounds quite ox-ish, and it means: "You, horn, what will we do tomorrow?"
""Bring the farmer to the church-yard.")
The farmer hearing this started shivering, went to bed right away, and next morning they found him dead.
That might not be exactly what you were looking for, but it is a story.
Greetings to Berkeley, and a better beginning for 2011!