Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm - police

BERLIN Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:22pm EST

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the force said in a statement.

One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.

(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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esedway wrote:
Der Cow Fart Fire.

Jan 27, 2014 8:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:
Sounds like he needs to convert his tractor to methane power.

Jan 28, 2014 5:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
Is this where the Davos forum on economic theft is taking place? Did all the BS catch on fire?

Jan 28, 2014 8:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
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