In yet another blow for solving climate change and repairing the image of kangaroos (still reeling from the rep-crushing Kangaroo Jack), scientists found that the gas passed through the intestinal track of kangaroos could not be used to quell the environment-destroying farts of animals like cows, horses, sheep, my friend Ralph.
Kangaroo farts produce less methane than other animals and the thinking was that these scientists (presumably men in lab coats talking about farts for their chosen career) could discover a micro-organism inside the animal and transplant them into the into other livestock, thus reducing the level of greenhouse gasses (methane farts) emitted. It’s all very academic.
From The Guardian:
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 of the way food moves through the kangaroo stomach, and not because of a unique gut fauna,” study author Dr Adam Munn said.
Well, that was it. That was our last shot and cracking this thing. Continue farting Kangaroos, but know that while you enjoy the freedom to fart today, your grandkids may not have a world to fart in at all.
Below is a collection of worthless, farting Kangaroos. None of whom are doing a damn thing to solve climate change.
OK that last one is off the hook. But just that one.