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Fish Oil Could Curb Cow Flatulence
foxnews ^ | March 30, 2009

Posted on 03/30/2009 12:01:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Cows break wind a lot, and their flatulence fills the air with methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In fact, the EPA estimates that roughly 28 percent of all methane emissions related to human activity come from methane-producing bacteria in the rumens of domestic cattle, sheep and goats and other livestock known as ruminants, which eat plants that are mostly indigestible by other creatures. By volume, methane is more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping solar energy and making the atmosphere behave like a greenhouse. Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms, a new study suggests.

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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cow; flatulence

1 posted on 03/30/2009 12:01:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Haven’t cows ALWAYS eaten Fish??? /sarc......


2 posted on 03/30/2009 12:03:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh...that’s sad, sad news! There are not too many funny things left in this world..Bummer!


3 posted on 03/30/2009 12:05:42 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

Would not closing Congress for nine months out of the year have the same impact?


4 posted on 03/30/2009 12:06:42 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: JoeProBono

They may fart less but they will smell worse.

SBD will be a new breed of cattle.


5 posted on 03/30/2009 12:07:08 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: JoeProBono
Do they realize how that will effect the beef? Oh that's right,
It's all about feeeling good and not the repercussions.
6 posted on 03/30/2009 12:08:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: JoeProBono

Hold the anchovies.


7 posted on 03/30/2009 12:09:38 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Patrick1

“...Would not closing Congress for nine months out of the year have the same impact?...”

However, theirs comes out of both ends. Sad to say, these cows could do a better job running the country!


8 posted on 03/30/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT by mikelets456
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9 posted on 03/30/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I take 4 per day and it hasn’t affected my flatulence which has increased with age. I just consider it an expansion of my carbon footprint. If I could find a way to curb it I would go into business selling the product AND carbon credits to the rubes (environmentalists).


10 posted on 03/30/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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11 posted on 03/30/2009 12:14:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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12 posted on 03/30/2009 12:23:40 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: JoeProBono
I can't believe I just read “Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms” in a news article.
13 posted on 03/30/2009 12:28:29 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why are Atheists so eager to play devil's advocate?)
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To: JoeProBono

So what are the odds in some new disease or problem arising from feeding one animal oil from another animal that the first animal has never naturally eaten.

Gee, I don’t see any potential problems there /s


14 posted on 03/30/2009 12:29:32 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: MaxMax

We “aren’t” supposed to be eating meat to begin with. Never mind how many vegans add to methane emmisions with their own diets.


15 posted on 03/30/2009 12:33:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: JoeProBono; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; Fiddlstix; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 03/30/2009 12:50:59 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("All current government programs are bad, and all future ones are good." - Dr. Milton Friedman)
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To: JoeProBono

How far down the pole of life have we slid?....we should worry about cow farts thanks to liberals?


17 posted on 03/30/2009 12:52:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: JoeProBono
Correction: By volume, methane is more powerful than carbon dioxide which is the latest scam at controlling our behaviour and taxing our productivity by alleging that they actually have a chance at trapping solar energy and making the atmosphere behave like a greenhouse....
18 posted on 03/30/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: JoeProBono

BS science..pun intended.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: JoeProBono

Farting is probably the most enjoyable thing most cows do all day, and now someone wants to take that away from them!
Life just ain’t fair!


20 posted on 03/30/2009 5:26:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: JoeProBono
the EPA estimates that roughly 28 percent of all methane emissions related to human activity come from methane-producing bacteria in the rumens of domestic cattle, sheep and goats and other livestock known as ruminants...

I challenge the idea that ruminants passing gas has anything to do with human activity.

If they are roaming free as the buffalo or chewing cud as they are being milked they pass the same amount of gas.

21 posted on 03/30/2009 5:32:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When you're spinning round, things come undone. Welcome to Earth 3rd rock from the Sun!)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s time. We must -

Fight
Against
Rediculous
Taxes

Now all we need is a clever acronym...


22 posted on 03/30/2009 7:26:06 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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