Re: Dinosaurs....

From: Gryphin (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 11:05:07 MDT

At 02:53 PM 8/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>>From: "scerir" <>
>>DINOSAURS were not wiped out by a meteorite or a planetary catastrophe
>>but by a serious flatulence problem, according to a Chinese news report.
>>"The animals, weighing from 80 to 100 tonnes, would eat on average
>>between 130 and 260 kilos of food every day. They would fart non-stop,"
>>the Chinese paper tells its surprised readers.
>Oh great. I finally get my kids to comprehend how a rock falling from
>space could wipe out all the dinosaurs. Now I have to explain how farting
>is a danger to the planet?!? Sheesh, guess that means we're going to have
>to cut way down on our garlic intake ;)

I seem to recall a newspaper article a few years back, that was talking
about how all the grazing cattle
in the farmlands of the US and Europe could be a significant factor in the
greenhouse effect from methane flatulence.
I laughed it off then, but if this new, very well researched study by the
Chinese says the dinosaurs killed
themselves that way, then maybe we should go kill all the cattle, and save
our planet!!!

Adam Budda

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