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Barn Explodes From Farting Cows [VIDEO]

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One of those stories you tell your friends and they either never believe you or think its the greatest story ever.

It was in Rasdorf, Central Germany where methane released by the animals caused their barn to explode. 90 cows were kept in the shed and it wasn’t clear why the quantities of methane built up. (Belching and flatulence releases large quantities of the gas.) There are approximately 1.5 billion cows in the world and it is estimated that 1 cow can produce 26-132 gal. of methane per day. So you can just imagine, there were 90 cows, so its a possibility that there were 45,000 liters of methane produced by those cows in one day. One thing though, methane is odorless, colorless, lighter than air and very flammable.

The police stated that a static electric charge triggered the detonation, a spurt of flame and a cow massaging machine had something to do with it as well.  The roof of said barn was slightly damaged, one cow suffered light burns but thankfully no people were hurt.

Wouldn’t it be funny if a movie like Chicken Run is made, but with cows trying to escape and their plan is to fart their way out?! Ja!


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