Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ostrylia, Ostrylia, we love you...Ay-men!

Or, just a little bit of Vegemite-love for gorgeous NatalieV!

Here's a little bit of news from Down Under, from these Mytes:

Kangaroo farts could ease global warming

AUSTRALIAN scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, researchers say.

Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas.

While the usual image of greenhouse gas pollution is a billowing smokestack pushing out carbon dioxide, livestock passing wind contribute a surprisingly high percentage of total emissions in some countries.

"Fourteen per cent of emissions from all sources in Australia is from enteric methane from cattle and sheep,'' said Athol Klieve, a senior research scientist with the Queensland Government.

"And if you look at another country such as New Zealand, which has got a much higher agricultural base, they're actually up around 50 per cent,'' he said.

Did Oz's new PM run on a kangaroo-fart platform?


John said...

Unbelievable. I can't take this one on. I want to, but I give up.

lownandslow said...

Think they could spike the food in the Congressional dining room with some of that bacteria? Lord knows Washington is full of hot air. :)


Anonymous said...

my friend Renee` from Perth loves vegemite. i never knew or had any idea what shit tasted like until i sampled it one day in Hong Kong:)


Kim said...

Hahaha - I actually read about this in the Sydney Morning Herald. Well... it's an idea! And kangaroo meat is nice if it's done properly, although you really have to know how to cook it. Can't have it underdone and if it's overdone, it's like chewing rubber.

Natalia the Russian Spy said...

Well I'm feeling the Kangaroo love Mr Scrib...choice!