Saturday, February 12, 2011

Burping moose bad for the environment

Aftenposten reports that Norway's national mascot may be contributing to the destruction of the environment, through burping and other bodily functions.

Researchers linked to Norway's technical university (NTNU) in Trondheim contend that moose are responsible for tons of gas emissions a year through their frequent burping and, well, farting.

A grown moose will burp and pass so much methane gas in the course of a year that it amounts to 2,100 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions. A motorist would have to drive 13,000 kilometers in a car to emit the same.

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