Cow Farts: Who Cut the Cheese?

Cow Farts Collected in Plastic Tank for Global Warming Study

Scientists are examining cow farts and burps in a novel bid to combat global warming.

A cow stands in her pen at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in Castelar, near Buenos Aires. Argentine scientists are taking a novel approach to studying global warming, strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect methane 

Experts said the slow digestive system of cows makes them a key producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that gets far less public attention than carbon dioxide.

In a bid to understand the impact of the wind produced by cows on global warming, scientists collected gas from their stomachs in plastic tanks attached to their backs.   (More…)

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That poor cow!  I hope no one tries to figure out how human farts can be used to fuel cars… Holy Cow (pun intended) what would that look like?

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2 Responses

  1. got ‘wind’ of your title and had to shoot the breeze, good thoughts, cutting edge subject, but fun to read!
    abbesword.wordpress.com

  2. @A.j. I think you are missing a “t” on but. lol… Thanks for the comment. Nice puns! 🙂

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