Thursday, December 06, 2007

Kangaroo Farts Can Save the World

Seeing as this is a farm blog of sorts, I couldn't pass up sharing this piece of news:


Kangaroos have always been a smug bunch, bouncing along as if they roo-le the animal kingdom - they will roo their mistake one day, I can tell you.

Absolutely abysmal puns aside, they now have something else to be really pleased about.

According to scientists, their farts are fighting global warming.

Thanks to a special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroos do not emit harmful methane gas when they let off a stinker.

Australian scientists are now planning to transfer that bacteria into cows and sheep to make their flatulence eco-friendly.

It will take researchers about three years to isolate the bacteria before they can think of a way to transfer it to other animals.

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