hot air !
sound like a load of hot air
and how come it has the opposite effect in humans? or is that the 10 pints that go with it
also those names sounds rather foreign, not a family busuness in spices is there?
Tests by scientists from the University of Newcastle have suggested that spices commonly used in curry could cut methane emissions from flatulent sheep. Research student Mohammad Mehedi Hasan and Dr Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry probed the possible beneficial effects on ovine guts of cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin and turmeric. …
They said it reduced methane production - a fart is mostly hot air so you can easily fart more but produce less methane.
• On average, a fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane and 4 percent oxygen. Less than 1 percent of their makeup is what makes farts stink.
• The temperature of a fart at time of creation is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second.
• A person produces about half a liter of farts a day.
• Women fart as much as men.
• The gas that makes your farts stink is hydrogen sulfide. The more sulfur rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include: beans, cabbage, cheese, soda and eggs.
• Most people pass gas about 14 times a day.
"Quality Evaluation of Sliced and Pizza Cheeses Treated by Gamma and Electron Beam Irradiation".
No doubt the irradiated cheeses give you a (not so) healthy glow... why use carrots to help you see in the dark, when eating irradiated cheese results in you lighting up the room without needing to worry about torches?
Ah, I think the "ring of fire" is probably caused by the the chilli and pepper, nothing to do with cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin and turmeric, which are all rather less, um, active. And the flatulence may well be a result of the large amount of protein in the meal, as well as the lager already commented on.
If my wife's ponies are anything to go by, something with a little more flavour than grass may well go down well with the sheep. Garlic (which keeps the flies away) goes down a treat, and they like dried stinging nettle a lot.
Not sure about dairy cattle, though. I've had milk from a cow that ate raw onions. Not good on cornflakes!
Don't understand your comment.
The ponies belonging to my wife, written as 'My wife's ponies'. I'm fairly certain that my apostrophe usage is correct. Or are you thinking that I should have capitalized wife? I don't think it is a proper noun in this context. My grammar is not good enough for me to be certain that I have capitalized it correctly here, but then whose is nowadays (damn, that's probably wrong too).
The comment had nothing to do with the toilet habits of my spouse, who is definitely human, and I cannot see how you could think it did.
Anyway, the ponies live, quite properly, in a field. The comment switched track from the ring of fire, to what ponies (and possibly sheep) might consider palatable. Sorry if you could not keep up. Try some coffee to wake you up.
Would kind of ruin the flavour wouldn't it? Not every lamb ends up in a curry does it? Trouble is those particular spices don't grow 1500ft up in the Pennines, and it's a 2 mile trek in the quad bike and then the beggars won't touch them.
Don't even consider doing the same for me cows - any taint t'milk will have 'em reducing the the 3p/1000litres they currently pay me from t'dairy.
Try that round 'ere and I'll let t'dog off t'chain.
While I can't stand coriander (ghastly stuff) I do recall that it grows very well in the UK. Admittedly, my experience is based on a herb garden in the heart of Metroland, so I don't know if the stuff will grow just as well in the more northerly sheep-farming areas. Or if sheep will actually eat the stuff.
But.... if it does work we may have a cheap(ish) method of reducing emmissions.
Now back to the fart jokes.
...all that natural gas? Buttplugs and collection bags; Yes, Sir, there's the solution to our energy crisis..
My Chinese buddy recalls guys on bicycles transporting a garbage bag inflated with methane.
Immediate recollection, 200 people rushed TOWARD an upset gasoline tanker to steal^H^H^H^H^collect^H^H^H^H^H^H^Recycle all that fuel. FOOMP! Oops!
I thought that ruminant digestion relied heavily on bacterial action (to break down cellulose?), side-effects of course being the production of schoolboy entertainment. If you suppress bacterial action with an acknowledged bactericides, I'd have thought that digestive efficiency might be curtailed.
@kevin elliott. You could try checking the chart here <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_methane#Emissions_accounting_of_methane> followed by <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_methane#Methane_as_a_greenhouse_gas>
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Ginger, a member of the same family, is well-known for settling an upset tum. Together they are useful in treating ailments that affect one in five adults: irritable bowel syndrome and small intestine bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. They certainly seem to have helped me where two course of antibiotics didn't.
I like your thinking, although they come pretty small at the start so that's nature's genius working for you already.
But if only we could breed them profoundly despairing of life that'd remove my reservations and us veggies could pile back in again, conscience clear. But please start with pig, they taste much nicer.
Going one further than microwaves, get these ovine-flavouring boffins together with Craig Venter, to genetically engineer "Baaaaaaas" that flavour themselves with appropriate spices during their life time, and then, when their individual "baa-by date" approaches, jump on the dining room table, lie down in a suitable pan and self-immolate!
Mine's Shaun the Sheep!
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