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  • Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

    01/27/2019 6:01:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 1/10/14 | Jason Torchinsky
    Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. ….... two of the most common forms of ass ejecta, flatus and feces. From these two human exhaust products, there's two primary elements that can be harvested to use to run a car: methane and hydrogen. 100ml isn't a hell of a lot— in fact, it's about 0.026...
  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation

    11/10/2017 8:44:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    ABC 33/40 ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2017 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."
  • Bill Nye: Global Warming Could Be Solved By Cows Genetically Engineered To Cut Less Farts

    03/30/2017 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Global warming could be solved by genetically engineering or breeding cows to fart less Bill "The Science Guy" Nye said in an interview Tuesday. [Snip] Nye was responding to a question from a vegan on how eating meat could reduce the world's greenhouse gas emissions. [Snip] Environmentalists are very interested in reducing methane from cow farts, with some groups like Friends of the Earth pressuring public schools to switch their lunch menus away from beef to reduce emissions. The Obama administration released a methane plan in 2014 that called for reducing emissions from the dairy industry 25 percent. That meant...
  • Twitter: John Podesta Denies Bashing Hillary (Skippy Melting)

    02/16/2017 7:21:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    1 @realDonaldTrump “Podesta saying bad things about the boss” from a President who wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him in the face 2 For the record, I never said bad things about Hillary in the emails the Russians stole to help elect him POTUS
  • Podesta: Trump 'wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face'

    02/16/2017 6:44:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Feb 17 | Fox News Staff
    Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta fired back at President Donald Trump Thursday after Trump said Podesta "said terrible things" about Hillary Clinton in a series of hacked emails. During his press conference Thursday, Trump was asked about the difference between the release of Podesta's emails by Wikileaks during last year's election campaign and recent leaks that led to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. "In one case, you're talking about highly classified information," Trump responded. "In the other case, you're talking about John Podesta saying bad things about the boss. "I will say this," Trump added,...
  • Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

    09/13/2016 8:25:08 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 64 replies
    Cal Coast ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) authored the bill, which passed shortly before the end of the legislative session. Lara agreed to a compromise that will give dairy farms more time to comply with the new regulations. Critics have expressed concerns the new regulations will result in an increase in the price of milk from California cows. Proponents of the bill say methane emissions have...
  • Why We Need a Better Way to Measure Farts

    04/03/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1April 2016 | David Robson
    Excerpt:I hate to say it, but doctors have something of a flatulence problem: at the moment, they know embarrassingly little about the bubbles brewing in your bowels. “What comes out of the backside only tells us about the last 20cm of the gut,” says Peter Gibson at Monash University in Victoria, Australia....Gibson wants to know what’s happening in the previous 130cm of the digestive tract, leading up to that final explosion.... Digestion depends on the subtle interactions between your genes, diet, metabolism, and the myriad micro-organisms inhabiting your body, each of which may leave its signature in gaseous by-products. A...
  • Oregano will cut cows’ wind and climate change

    02/16/2016 5:33:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Mail & Guardian ^ | February 16, 2016 | by Sipho Kings
    Famous for complementing Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, the herb could now be a key ingredient in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions. Cows' farts have long been recognised as a contributor to climate change. Their digestion creates methane as a by-product and that methane is 25 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, although it only remains for a decade. Scientists and farmers have consequently been experimenting on ways of reducing those emissions. Adding fat or nitrate to animal feed - or feeding cows and other livestock better quality food - has been shown to help....
  • Cops: Flatulent DUI suspect blamed it on 'pork and mashed potatoes'

    01/25/2016 6:24:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Chad Merda
    Something stunk in Pennsylvania and it wasn't just the DUI charge Berwick police gave 52-year-old Flores Rivera. According to an affidavit obtained by the Press Enterprise, police say Rivera became uncooperative with them while they were explaining the field sobriety tests they wanted him to perform."I explained to Flores that it was important to pay attention so that he completely understands the exercise," the affidavit states.It turns out that Flores was allegedly busy working on a much more pressing matter."Flores Rivera then farted and stated, 'that's for you,' and started smelling the air, saying, 'that's what pork and mashed potatoes...
  • ... ancient and historic megaherbivore extirpations on the global methane budget

    12/16/2015 9:29:45 AM PST · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ^ | accepted for publication August 25, 2015 | Felisa A. Smith, et al
    Exploring the influence of ancient and historic megaherbivore extirpations on the global methane budget Felisa A. Smith a,1, John I. Hammonda , Meghan A. Balka , Scott M. Elliottb , S. Kathleen Lyonsc , Melissa I. Pardia , Catalina P. Toméa , Peter J. Wagnerc , and Marie L. Westovera a Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; b Climate, Ocean, Sea Ice Modeling, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545; and c Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013 Edited by Christopher E Doughty, University of Oxford, Oxford, United...
  • Austinites turn out in droves for anti-gun 'mass farting' protest

    12/13/2015 6:38:17 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 45 replies
    CT Post ^ | December 12, 2015 | Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Pro-gun demonstrators staging a mock mass shooting near the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday were overwhelmed in number and ferocity by a large group of counter-protesters wielding dildos and machines that generated fart sounds. "This isn't about guns necessarily. This is about scaring our community. This is about a choice between fear and a little bit of good humor," Andrew Dobbs, a UT alumnus who organized the "mass farting" counter-protest, told the crowd. "We are in a scary time right now and lots of scary things are happening, and some people want us to be more...
  • Barack Obama's cousin sues Met after colleagues break wind near her desk

    09/23/2015 10:47:26 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/23/15 | Telegraph Staff
    A British cousin of Barack Obama is suing Scotland Yard over claims colleagues made her life a misery by deliberately breaking wind near her desk. Marie Auma, who related to the US President through her aunt, Kezia Obama, who is his Bracknell, Berkshire-based step-mother, is demanding Ł400,000 from the Met over claims that she was belittled and humiliated during a two year campaign of harassment.
  • Hormonal treatment for cows could reduce global warming

    06/11/2015 5:49:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Phys.Org - Science X Network ^ | June 11, 2015 | by Lindsay Brooke
    New research carried out by The University of Nottingham suggests targeted use of hormone treatments could make the dairy industry more efficient and sustainable in addition to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Archer and his team carried out a computer simulation of individual cows from 10,000 dairy herds (more than in the UK); to compare traditional reproductive management with what could happen if specific routine hormone treatment programmes were adopted. Dr Archer said: "The results varied between herds, but for an 'average' UK herd, there would be a reduction in methane emissions equivalent to the global warming potential of two...

    05/29/2015 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    America Energy Alliance ^ | 29MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Actually, it was for Cellulosic Ethanol, but those Projections are Equally Unrealistic WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on EPA’s proposed volume requirements for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard: “Once again, EPA has deluded itself into thinking it can simply mandate the commercial cellulosic biofuel industry out of thin air. EPA’s unrealistic projections for cellulosic biofuel underscore the incompetence of federal bureaucrats and the arrogance of Washington politicians who think they know what’s best for the economy and the American people. “The RFS has been broken from the beginning. It distorts...
  • Everybody farts. But here are 9 surprising facts about flatulence you may not know.

    12/05/2014 11:40:20 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 110 replies ^ | 12/4/14 | Joseph Stromberg
    Whether you try to hide it or not, you fart. Everybody does. But even though it's such a routine activity — the average person farts between 10 and 20 times per day — there's a lot about farting that you might not know. As part of research into the microbiome — the rich community of bacteria that live throughout your body — scientists have learned all sorts of interesting things about the bacteria that produce gas inside your intestines. Here are 9 crucial things to know about flatulence.
  • Smelling farts could be the best thing you do today [bizarre "health discovery"]

    07/12/2014 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anthony Domanico
    It's Friday, and what better way to spend the day that starts with F than talking about Flatulence? Anyone who has accidentally let one rip in a social situation understands the immediate horror associated with getting caught passing gas. But instead of being ashamed when you fart in public, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped saved someone's life. Well, that's what a study currently getting some attention might suggest, but it's more complicated than that. The study out of the University of Exeter in the UK found that the hydrogen sulfide gas...
  • Scientists look to create ‘Problem-Free Cow’ with less emissions

    04/10/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Blog
    According to a fact sheet published by the White House late last month, part of the Obama Administration’s effort to curb greenhouse gases involves cutting “cow emissions.”The executive announcement has since boosted an interest in researching technology to accomplish the Administration’s environmental goals.The Financial Times reports that scientists now have a renewed interest in developing “a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.”The Cow of the Future Project, directed by Juan Tricarico, is looking for a “star athlete” of the bovine world, says FT. He says the Administration’s latest environmental...
  • Marines ban farting to avoid offending Muslims

    08/24/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 101 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 24th, 2011
    There are so many weird aspects of this story. Don't these Marines have mothers, or someone in their lives who told them as children that audible passing of gas was offensive? And the high command has to tell them to cut it out because it offends Afghans, as if such a reaction were different from that of any normal person? And unfortunately, the friendly-fire jihad attacks by Afghans that regularly punctuate the working relationship between U.S. and Afghan troops are not going to be ended by this small gesture in "trust building." "For Marines in Afghanistan: be careful where you...
  • Did Bawney Fwank fawt on live television? And other potty politics

    08/10/2011 10:29:08 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 28 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 8/10/2011 | Alexandra Petri
    Some would suggest it’s the wisest remark they’ve ever heard a politician make. I always found his speeches strangely carminative. Some would argue that this sort of thing has been going on for a long time. It’s certainly happened at least since the days of satirist Jonathan Swift. He wrote a famous riddle about the posterior, that included the choice lines, “My words are few, but spoke with sense; And yet my speaking gives offence: Or, if to whisper I presume, The company will fly the room.”