Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Scientists to Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos to Cool the Planet

What do I know? It could be true:

We’re guessing that headline caught your attention! (YES, YOU COULD SAY THAT)
Cow farts are a source of greenhouse gases, while kangaroo farts are methane free thanks to a particular bacteria in their stomachs. Now, in a bizarre twist of science-reality, scientists from Australia are trying to neutralize cow-produced methane by transferring that kangaroo bacteria to cattle and sheep’s guts. According to the government of Queensland, almost 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions from Australia come from cow farts, so this seemingly silly idea could actually make a big difference:

That is comforting to be sure, but do Santa's Reindeer Fart?

1 comment:

Robin Easton said...

This is just waaaaay too bizarre!! I'm laughing my head off...only in Australia. I lived in both NSW and QLD, Australia and I just LOVE the Australians. They are SO unlike any other people on the planet. I don't even have a word to describe them, but they are the most delightful and wacky people you could even meet. Totally warm and funny and they don't give a rat's aspirator about convention or social edict. I JUST LOVE THAT!!! LOLOL! :)