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Belching cows

belching cows

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.

Cattle release methane, a greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global warming, when they digest their food.

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January 21, 2008 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Belching cows

Now where did we leave the patrol car…

Police car stolen

A high tech, theft-proof [$150,000] police car was stolen in Berlin – after officers left it unlocked with the key in the ignition.

The special BMW, which features high-tech surveillance equipment and sophisticated electronic locks and immobilisers to make it theft proof, was the pride of the Berlin police force. But it was stolen in the city’s Wedding district when two officers jumped out to chase a joy-rider on foot after he had abandoned a stolen car.

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Crime | Comments Off on Now where did we leave the patrol car…

Britain’s oldest fridge?

Britain’s oldest fridge?

A County Durham farmer’s wife reckons she has Britain’s oldest fridge – a 77-year-old Electrolux. The 4ft fridge, which she bought secondhand for £7.50 in 1969, has a manufacturer’s stamp showing it was made in 1931, reports The Sun.

Maureen Mace, 60, of Esh, County Durham said: “I keep waiting for it to break down but it doesn’t – it just goes on and onThey built things to last in those days. The seals had to be replaced once, but apart from that it hasn’t given us any trouble. It’s even got the same light bulb.”

January 21, 2008 Posted by | appliances | | Comments Off on Britain’s oldest fridge?

65,000 and counting!

Oldster’s View crossed the 65,000 views mark yesterday. Many, many thanks to all of you that have stopped by!

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Shameless | 2 Comments