"Farting cows" on a German farm caused a disturbance when they triggered explosions that damaged property and harmed other animals.
Methane gas produced by 90 farting and belching cows caused an explosion in a German dairy farm, blowing the roof off and injuring one of the animals.
A “static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames,” police in the central German town of Rasdorf said in a statement reported by Reuters, referring to the farting cows.
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One of the farting cows was treated for burns.
Statistics vary regarding how much methane the average dairy cow produces.
Some experts say from 100 litres to 200 litres a day, while others claim it can be up to 500 litres, an amount comparable to the pollution produced by a car in a day, How Stuff Works reveals.
Last year Argentine scientists announced they had found a way to transform the gas created by bovine digestion into fuel.
They claim the innovation could curb greenhouse gases that cause global warming.