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You see, starting in about 2009, in the pits that capture manure under factory-scale hog farms, a gray, bubbly substance began appearing at the surface of the fecal soup. The problem is menacing: As manure breaks down, it emits toxic gases like hydrogen sulfide and flammable ones like methane, and trapping these noxious fumes under a layer of foam can lead to sudden, disastrous releases and even explosions. According to a 2012 report from the University of Minnesota, by September 2011, the foam had "caused about a half-dozen explosions in the upper Midwest…one explosion destroyed a barn on a farm in northern Iowa, killing 1,500 pigs and severely burning the worker involved."

And the foam grows to a thickness of up to four feet—check out these images, from a University of Minnesota document published by the Iowa Pork Producers, showing a vile-looking substance seeping up from between the slats that form the floor of a hog barn. Those slats are designed to allow hog waste to drop down into the below-ground pits; it is alarming to see it bubbling back up in the form of a substance the consistency of beaten egg whites.

And here's the catch: Scientists can't explain the phenomenon.

Check out this amazing 2011 video presentation on the matter by University of Minnesota researcher David Schmidt. He opens by describing a 2009 explosion that lifted a hog barn a "couple of feet off the ground" and blew the farm operator himself 20 feet from the building. (Thankfully, he wasn't injured, and there were no animals in it.) And check out the footage, starting about 3:19 in, of the foam itself, which must be seen to be believed. At one point , a shovel dips into the mire and scoops up as sample—which jiggles and pulsates, alive, apparently, with microbial activity. Schmidt also does a great job of explaining just how manure foam can cause explosions.


Mmm, bacon... :paranoid:
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Eat moar pork !
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Creation Museum coloring book ?
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Creation Museum coloring book ?


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Lamborghinis are for people with lots of money to spend and zero fucks to give
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It's called the Egoista and looks like an N64 controller.
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"Lion and bear and tiger, oh my?"

I'm... not placing the quote. ;)
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Lamborghinis are for people with lots of money to spend and zero fucks to give
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It's called the Egoista and looks like an N64 controller.


What a great name ...
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DukeofNuke wrote:
Geesie wrote:
Lamborghinis are for people with lots of money to spend and zero fucks to give
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It's called the Egoista and looks like an N64 controller.


What a great name ...


Egoista. Means selfish. And it has one seat. In fact, having just one seat gives you a valid excuse when you tell people you won't take them for a ride. You just can't, it only has one seat.
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I'll be in my bunk. :paranoid:
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Ah, the coke days.
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I'll be in my bunk. :paranoid:

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fantastic ... that really is the only word that could ever hope to describe it
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That's awesome. Do you know where that is ?
I believe it is in Amsterdam.
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