Jan 23, 2008

Swedish university to study belching cows

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A Swedish university has received $590,000 in research funds to measure the greenhouse gases released when cows belch. About 20 cows will participate in the project run by the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, about 40 miles north of Stockholm, officials said Monday.
Quickly, get this video to Stockholm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx-ULCvUEEc

they may need it for the research!
This is the kind of thing that gives the world’s literati a fried egg facial. Republicans eat this shit up and indict “Government” en masse for fatuous excess.

And why shouldn’t they? Even the most Liberal of us has to admit this is something out of a Monty Python Sketch. The Bolivian flake purity of its silliness is self-evident.

But let us just briefly consider the actual size of the $590,000 expenditure when compared with the 2005 U.S. military budget which was larger than that of the next 168 biggest spenders combined, and over eight times larger than the official military budget of China.

“But there are numerous projects like the absurd Cow-Burp fiasco,” you say?

Very well - here then, is a scientific graphic comparison of the Cow Belching study by the blondes from Sven-Land... versus a single US military project (of which there are also many):
San Antonio class amphibious transport dock: $1.4 Billion Bones.
When cows belch Greenhouse gas release survey: $590,000 Smackeroos.

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