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The lighter side of science: Whale farts.

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posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 12:42 AM
IT'S one of the unfortunate consequences of being a mammal - flatulence.

Okay, I'm not in 3rd grade anymore, but I still thought this was pretty funny.

posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 01:26 AM
This is a very serious issue indeed.

In some countries, farmers are now taxed per head of cattle for the methane production / pollution problem which is a social (and global) nuisance and potential contributor of undetermined scale to all manner of atmospheric phenomena.

Farming and eating meat while it can be intensely pleasurable for omnivores like me, is a highly inefficient way of feeding human beings.

Be thankful that whaling is heavily restricted, and there are no whale farms.

posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 01:35 AM
Hmmm, since a whale song is said to be able to travel over thousands of miles under water.....
I wonder if whale flatulence could be heard likewise?


posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 01:40 AM
Wait, if whale flatulence is a threat to our ecosystem, couldn't we save the world by hunting more whales?

posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 01:45 AM
Well, the fact that there are so few whales and it is illegal to farm them (so there is no economic motive as with cattle) takes care of that problem.

Human farting is probably more than 6 billion times as harmful as whale farting when you consider the natural filtering system available to marine mammals but not to homo sapiens.

posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 02:43 AM
I cant imagine what a whale fart must smell like?!? You would probably pass out and go into a coma.

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