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Fish Oil Could Curb Cow Flatulence
| 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
Haven’t cows ALWAYS eaten Fish??? /sarc......
posted on 03/30/2009 12:03:44 PM PDT
by Ann Archy
(Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
Oh...that’s sad, sad news! There are not too many funny things left in this world..Bummer!
Would not closing Congress for nine months out of the year have the same impact?
posted on 03/30/2009 12:06:42 PM PDT
(I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
They may fart less but they will smell worse.
SBD will be a new breed of cattle.
Do they realize how that will effect the beef? Oh that's right,
It's all about feeeling good and not the repercussions.
posted on 03/30/2009 12:08:55 PM PDT
posted on 03/30/2009 12:09:38 PM PDT
(I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
“...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!
posted on 03/30/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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).
posted on 03/30/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT
(The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
posted on 03/30/2009 12:14:02 PM PDT
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
posted on 03/30/2009 12:23:40 PM PDT
(The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
I can't believe I just read “Fish oil could cut down on the boom-booms” in a news article.
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?)
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
posted on 03/30/2009 12:29:32 PM PDT
(WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
We “aren’t” supposed to be eating meat to begin with. Never mind how many vegans add to methane emmisions with their own diets.
posted on 03/30/2009 12:33:29 PM PDT
by a fool in paradise
("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnt succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
To: JoeProBono; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; Fiddlstix; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; ...
posted on 03/30/2009 12:50:59 PM PDT
("All current government programs are bad, and all future ones are good." - Dr. Milton Friedman)
How far down the pole of life have we slid?....we should worry about cow farts thanks to liberals?
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....
posted on 03/30/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT
(CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
BS science..pun intended.
posted on 03/30/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT
(TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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!
posted on 03/30/2009 5:26:59 PM PDT
(THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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.
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!)
It’s time. We must -
Now all we need is a clever acronym...
posted on 03/30/2009 7:26:06 PM PDT
by Grizzled Bear
("Does not play well with others.")
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