It's possible to ignite methane in the colon during a colonoscopy... Intracolonic explosion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
To help protect the permafrost from thawing and releasing methane into the atmosphere, Russians are *removing* trees & reintroducing species of grazing animals in Siberia. rgs.org/geography/39-ways…
In the 1970s, scientists initially thought that most of the O3 in the troposphere came from the stratosphere. Then they realized that if that was true, industrial production of carbon monoxide and methane would be oxidized by the hydroxy radicals brought along with ozone, which doesn't happen. acmg.seas.harvard.edu/peo…
90 farting cows started a methane fire in Germany which burned a barn down time.com/2301/90-farting-…
The viking probes to mars may have detected life in Martian soil by mixing it with nutrient water and radioactive carbon atoms measuring the radioactive carbon dioxide or methane released from the soil which varied in output over a 24.66 hour cycle. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Cow burps are a bigger source of methane then their farts. climate.nasa.gov/faq/33/w…
Kangatarianism is a vegetarian diet with the addition of kangaroo meat as a choice. It has environmental benefits because indigenous wild kangaroos require no extra land or water for farming and produce little methane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Brine lakes exist at the bottom of the ocean. It is heavier than water and extremely toxic, since there are many chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide and methane in it. amusingplanet.com/2018/11…
The abrupt release of approx. 50 gigatonnes of arctic methane is highly possible at any time. Such a release would increase global methane levels by a factor of 12. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Adding a small amount of seaweed to a cow's diet, can decrease the amount of methane they produce by nearly 60% technologyreview.com/s/61…
Adding a type of seaweed to the diet of cows reduces their methane production by 70%. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Sometimes dead whales explode! This is because their think skin and flubber doesn't let the methane leak out when they're decomposing. youtu.be/M6SO4vmrqRQ
Cryovolcanoes are volcanoes that erupt water, ammonia, or methane. They don't exist on Earth, but they are present on colder planets and moons like Pluto and Ceres. nationalgeographic.org/ar…
Scottish scientists were awarded Β£250,000 in funding for a 3 year program to breed sheep who fart less. First they will work out how much methane the sheep produce; then they'll attempt to create more of the animals who fart the least. thescottishsun.co.uk/news…
In 2014 scientists discovered that trees can both absorb, and emit methane e360.yale.edu/features/sc…
The Huygens probe pierced the shroud of Saturn's moon Titan in 2005 to reveal a surprisingly Earth-like world. But until Huygens sent back its first images, scientists weren't sure if it would splash down into a methane ocean, sink into a tar pit, crash into jagged rocks, or tumble off a ravine. astronomy.com/magazine/ne…
In 2004 Nasa discovered that Titan, a moon of Saturn has massive lakes of liquid methane. Titan is the only planet other than earth where lakes of liquid have been discovered. solarsystem.nasa.gov/news…
Raindrops on Saturn's largest moon, Titan (the only other known world with seasonal rainfall) would be twice as big as raindrops on Earth and would fall as slow as snowflakes. Also, they're made of liquid methane, not water. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Coal miners used to carry caged Canaries down into the mines, as a detector of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and methane. The Canary would show signs of distress and/or died before the gases affected the miners, leaving them some time to escape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
Uranus and Neptune are easy to spot in binoculars. Uranus might even look greenish, thanks to methane in the planet’s atmosphere. Once a year, Uranus is barely bright enough to glimpse with the unaided eye earthsky.org/human-world/…
Methane bubbles can become frozen in place in many lakes such as Lake Baikal in Russia. The ice thickness there can reach 2 m/6.5 ft during the peak of winter coldness, trapping millions of cubic feet of methane gas under the ice until Spring arrives. theatlantic.com/photo/201…
Most of the Methane produced by cows comes from Belching and not farting climate.nasa.gov/faq/33/w…
90% - 95% of the methane released by cows comes out of their mouths, while only 5% - 10% is released in the form of manure and flatulence. ideas.ted.com/methane-isn…
Cows' farts +burps are more damaging towards the environment since Methane gas is 20x more powerful than CO2. Each cow releases 200-400lbs per yr methane through flatulence. French company Valorex SAS is enforcing farmers to feed cows alfalfa and flax seed to result in 25% less methane release. nytimes.com/2009/06/05/us…
There Is A Seaweed That Has Been Shown To Reduce 99% Of The Methane From Cattle irishtimes.com/news/irela…
Alessandro Volta not only invented battery, but also discovered and isolated methane and was a prime minister of short-lived Cisalpine Republic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
An $80M brand new shopping complex in Cleveland had to be almost completely abandoned because it was built on a land fill and methane was leaking into Walmart disturbing shoppers and the entire building started sinking. The EPA found methane was so high the parking lot could have exploded blog.cleveland.com/metro/…
The most of the methane cows produce doesn't come out in farts but instead from burps. ideas.ted.com/methane-isn…
In 2014 scientists discovered that trees can both absorb, and emit methane e360.yale.edu/features/sc…
A car could travel 20 miles on the amount of methane produced by the flatulence of a single elephant in one day. elephantconservation.org/…
1/3 of the populations colons produce methane gas (makes your poop float). The other 2/3 produces hydrogen (makes your poop sink). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
Termites fart a LOT. Their flatulance accounts for somewhere between 5 and 19 percent of global methane emissions per year. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Scientists have discovered colonies of worms living in mounds of methane ice at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. solarsystem.nasa.gov/gall…
Today I learned of Kangatarianism, a form of vegetarianism that includes the consumption of kangaroo meat for environmental and ethical reasons. Kangaroos live in the wild, requiring no extra land or water for farming, produce very little methane, and have a minimal impact on the local landscape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
On Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, it rains methane space.com/43028-saturn-mo…
One unusual theory to explain ship losses in the Bermuda Triangle involves methane gas bubbles that lower the density of the sea and cause ships to lose buoyancy and sink. theguardian.com/environme…
It's cow burps not farts that release most of the methane scienceline.ucsb.edu/getk…
The β€œDoor to Hell” in Turkmenistan is a natural gas field that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Wanting to prevent spread of methane gas, Geologists set it on fire expecting it to burn out in a few weeks- It has instead continued to burn for >4 decades en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…
In 1979, a patient exploded during a routine colonoscopy. Electrocautery combusted bowel gas (hydrogen & methane) causing fatal hemorrhaging despite administering 45 units of blood. At least 20 cases of "colonic gas explosion" are documented, typically caused by improper bowel preparation. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 1976, NASA Viking lander probes tested Martian soil for life, and got positive results. LR principle scientist Gilbert Levin believes that the Red Planet currently supports life. New evidence (including seasonal methane spikes) is gathering additional support for this theory. space.com/41689-nasa-viki…
Toilets in ancient Rome were bad enough to warrant prayers to the Gods of fortune written on the walls. Problems included bursts of flame from the methane buildup, and biting creatures emerging from below. discovermagazine.com/2014…
Today I learned of the Darvaza gas crater, a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern in Turkmenistan. Geologists had set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas in 1971, and it has been burning continuously since then. It is known to the locals as the "Door to Hell." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Termite farts expel 20 million tonnes of global methane a year, but they have a built-in filter system that ensures half doesn't make its way into the atmosphere pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/ar…
Per kilogram consumed, the amount of total Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (including methane) produced ranges from 0.9 for lentils, 1.9 for 2% milk, 2.9 for potatoes, 4.8 for eggs, 6.9 for chicken, 11.9 for farmed salmon, 12.1 for pork, 13.5 for cheese, 27.0 for beef, and 39.2 for lamb. ewg.org/meateatersguide/a…
Snakes can belch fire if the decomposing animal they have eaten bursts while being digested and fills the snake's stomach with hydrogen and/or methane. All that's needed is a spark. ebookvampire.com/Most-Pop…
The reason the suicide method of sticking your head in the oven is no longer used is because current gas supplies are natural gas (Methane), but the supply used to be coal gas which is a mixture of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide being the lethal component. io9.gizmodo.com/5959303/w…
Kangaroos barely emit any methane. Scientists want to harvest the bacteria from their colons so they can transfer this "skill" to cows, thereby reducing greenhouse gases. bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
Today I learned about the Aliso Canyon gas leak - a massive leak that released 9,700,000 kg of methane, before it was plugged. That is equivalent to 8,342,000,000 kg of CO2 over a 20 year time frame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Today I learned about KivuWatt, a power plant in Rwanda that uses methane from Lake Kivu. This also helps prevent gas dissolved in the lake from erupting. endeavor-energy.com/case_…
There had been an eruption of methane from Uranus msnbc.msn.com/id/45083015…

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