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Gassy German cows blamed for barn explosion
MySanAntonio.com ^ | 01/28/2014 | unknown

Posted on 01/28/2014 7:30:04 AM PST by red-dawg

Edited on 01/28/2014 7:43:18 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

BERLIN (AP) A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.

Police in Hesse state said in a statement that a static electric charge apparently triggered the detonation, and a spurt of flame, on Monday at a farm in Rasdorf. The roof was slightly damaged and one cow suffered light burns. No people were hurt.


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TOPICS: Agriculture; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bovinegascloud; cheese; dairycows; methane
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1 posted on 01/28/2014 7:30:04 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: red-dawg

Hard to imagine a barn that was built vapor tight, holding in lighter than air gases.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 7:31:53 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Germans


3 posted on 01/28/2014 7:33:02 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat

I “herd” about this...


4 posted on 01/28/2014 7:36:10 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Mercat

... it happened RIGHT after the farmer said “Hey! Johann! Pull my finger!”


5 posted on 01/28/2014 7:36:58 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: red-dawg

I expect this is how my Boston Terriers will kill me one day.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 7:37:55 AM PST by skeeter
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To: xsmommy

Weren’t we just referring to something like this?


7 posted on 01/28/2014 7:39:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: red-dawg
Somewhere Mrs. O’Leary is smiling at the vindication.
8 posted on 01/28/2014 7:40:33 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Mercat

They’ve weaponized cows Jim!


9 posted on 01/28/2014 7:40:48 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: red-dawg
They needed cowtalytic converters to burn off the methane.
10 posted on 01/28/2014 7:41:48 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: thackney

Wonder how much old hay was in that barn!


11 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:05 AM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: red-dawg

Didn’t Gassy German Cows open for The Human League back in the 80’s?


12 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: red-dawg
They needed cowtalytic converters to burn off the methane.
13 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: FReepers

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14 posted on 01/28/2014 7:43:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: red-dawg

Colonel Hogan, I smell nothing!


15 posted on 01/28/2014 7:46:44 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: KarlInOhio

The cows names were Elsie....Bossy.... Assy.... and Gassy...

But... this story sounds like...

wait for it....

here it comes...

“UDDER bullsh*t!”

(I’m cracking myself up over here...)


16 posted on 01/28/2014 7:47:04 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: red-dawg

Don’t feed the cows kraut when they’re penned up in the barn.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 7:47:20 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: red-dawg; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.

"Who cut the cheese???"

18 posted on 01/28/2014 7:48:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: MrB

good grief, you’re prescient! ; )


19 posted on 01/28/2014 7:49:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: thackney

Manure pits, or deep beds of animal litter, can generate explosive quantities of methane. But the usual result is not an explosion, but a mass death of the animals in confinement, asphyxiated by the ammonia and methane fumes that build up.

Not so much that the facility was vapor tight, as the ventilation system (usually large exhaust fans) failed in some way, allowing the accumulation of the fumes.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 7:49:12 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Mercat
The laughing cow did it...


21 posted on 01/28/2014 7:49:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: red-dawg

Those crazy cows. Didn’t anyone tell them not to light their farts inside the barn?


22 posted on 01/28/2014 7:51:35 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Whoever smelt it dealt it!


23 posted on 01/28/2014 7:52:36 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: alloysteel
Just simple roof vents, cracks, etc release lighter than air gases.

Manure pits, or deep beds of animal litter

That would seem a strange condition for inside the barn. Typically a barn is going to have humans working inside from time to time.

24 posted on 01/28/2014 7:53:36 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: red-dawg

wouldnt doubt similiar gas concentrations in the ceiling of a particular Washington DC building tonight..


25 posted on 01/28/2014 7:55:35 AM PST by sternup
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I wonder if one cow thinks that the other cow’s farts stink.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 7:58:09 AM PST by red-dawg (My book Parallel Connection is free to download on Amazon Kindle 1/27 & 1/28.)
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To: red-dawg
Maybe the flatulence reach the burner in the meth lab!!!
27 posted on 01/28/2014 7:58:19 AM PST by ontap
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To: Obadiah
Somewhere Mrs. O’Leary is smiling at the vindication.

Excellent! :o)

28 posted on 01/28/2014 8:02:35 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

At the first sign of flatulence, I would have...

...”HOOFED” it outta there...


29 posted on 01/28/2014 8:08:09 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: red-dawg

In before the pictures of Hillary and Moochelle. (IBTPOHAM)


30 posted on 01/28/2014 8:08:35 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: red-dawg

That just doesn’t ring true.

What was the amount of the insurance? Was the farm in financial trouble?

Bovine blasts and static electricity? Nah. Not buying it.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 8:16:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It wasn’t German Gassy Cows. It was the Cowsills.

http://www.google.com/#q=cowsills";

Believe they sang that barn burner, German Gassy Cows.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 8:19:39 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: red-dawg

“Moo...

[BANG!]

“...Mooo.”


33 posted on 01/28/2014 8:28:26 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: red-dawg

What are they feeding them used beer hops?


34 posted on 01/28/2014 8:40:06 AM PST by Average Al
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Hold muh cud and watch this!”


35 posted on 01/28/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: red-dawg; al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...
Maybe the cows needed tons click "co-ordinating".

(They went partly violently to the thing.)

DANG!

36 posted on 01/28/2014 8:48:59 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: thackney

It doesn’t have to be vapor tight; it just has to contain enough of the fumes long enough for something bad to happen.


37 posted on 01/28/2014 4:00:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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