Combustible Cow Farts (Flatulence) Blows Up Cowshed!

Here is a story to hopefully make you smile and banish those Monday blues. 🙂

Most of us are aware that cows and other grazing cattle produce a lot of methane gas, a greenhouse gas and highly combustible too!

At a cowshed in Rasdorf, Germany 90 cows produced so much methane gas that it caught fire and blew up the shed


The gas had steadily built up in the structure and was ignited on Monday when ‘a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames,’ the police said in a statement.

It is estimated that cow made methane produced is 500 litres (liters) (about 132 gallons) a day. A large volume of methane, comparable to the pollution produced by a car in a day.

Luckily only one cow suffered minor injuries but the shed now needs a new roof 😉


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