Flatulent Cows Trigger German Farm Fire
Now there’s a headline you don’t see every day. You can bet someone at the Pentagon who might be reading this is about to look into the feasibility of weaponized Herefords:
Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said.
The roof was damaged and one of the cows was injured in the blast in the central German town of Rasdorf.
Thanks to the belches and flatulence of the 90 dairy cows in the shed, high levels of the gas had built up.
Then “a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames” the force said in a statement quoted by Reuters news agency.
Emergency services attended the farm and took gas readings to test for the risk of further blasts, said local media.
According to Reuters,
One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.