Gassy Cow Starts Fire at German Dairy Farm

Pictured: Flammable.
Pictured: Flammable.
Photo by Jim Miller

A flock(herd? business? steakhouse?) of 90 cows literally blew off the roof in Germany earlier this week when methane gas from the cows collected and exploded, damaging the roof of a farm shed and injuring one of the animals, Reuters reports.

Luckily enough, no one was harmed and the cow was treated for burns and is expected to make a full recovery. How'd the explosion even happen? Well, cows are really, really gassy. They can produce up to 500 liters of methane gas a day. Dozens of them working together? I'm surprised Harris Ranch (ever drive up the 5? You know the ranch I'm talking about.) isn't up in flames every other week.

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