Kangaroo Farts: A Great Green Disappointment


“Honey? Remember how I said I was a part of a really important scientific study? Yeah. Well, never mind.”

Watts Up With That?

Kangaroo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Author Drex Rockman Kangaroo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Author Drex Rockman, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Scientists researching the underlying reason for the low methane content of Kangaroo farts, with a view to reducing cow flatulence, have been disappointed to discover there is nothing special about Kangaroo gut bacteria.

According to The Guardian;

For some time, researchers intent on breeding less windy flocks and herds hypothesised kangaroos might have a unique mix of micro-organisms in their stomachs that produce less of the gas.

The hope was by transplanting these micro-organisms, cattle and sheep might produce less methane.

But new findings suggest otherwise, and should help refocus sheep and cattle research on alternatives that might yield results.

The experiment saw red and western grey kangaroos kept in comfy, sealed chambers, allowing researchers to analyse the mix of gases going in and coming out.

“We think that the methane is low because…

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7 Responses to Kangaroo Farts: A Great Green Disappointment

  1. Paul Krendler says:

    What never ceases to amaze me about those whose belief systems are strictly confined to “but…SCIENCE!!!” is how effortlessly they make the leap of – oh, gosh, what should we call it – FAITH? from the solid ground of “we can understand this idea/concept/system/what have you” to the entirely impossible “we can CONTROL this idea/concept/system/what have you.”

    It’s always fun to watch the fail, because attempts to control what cannot be controlled always do.

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  2. I don’t even think they understand half of what they claim to understand. Measuring “global” temperature seems complex now, but calculating the so-called global temperature 100 years ago seems impossible and error prone.

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  3. D. Edgren says:

    Next ridiculous government study: why are lesbians so obese?

    Oh, wait…

    http://tinyurl.com/ob6l6rq

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