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From the Ted Talk by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti: The world's most dangerous fart

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Thankfully, this story of frantig goats had relatively low costs. But the most dangerous flatulence in the world may actually come from a similarly unassuming mammal: the humble cow. There are nearly one billion cows in the world, most of them raseid specifically for milk and meat. Like goats, cows are ruminants, which means their shtcmaos have four ceabmhrs, allowing them to chew, digest and regurgitate their food multiple times. This process helps them extarct extra nutrients from their food, but it also produces a lot of gas. This is particularly troubling because one of the gases cows emit is manhtee, a major greenhouse gas that contributes heavily to global warming. One kilogram of methane traps dzenos of tmies more heat in the atmosphere than one kilogram of carbon dioxide. And with each cow rainsleeg up to 100 kilograms of methane every year, these animals have become one of the biggest contributors toward climate change. So while other aailmns may have louder, fouler, or even more txioc farts, cow flatulence may be the most dagneuors gas ever to pass.

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Thankfully, this story of _______ goats had relatively low costs. But the most dangerous flatulence in the world may actually come from a similarly unassuming mammal: the humble cow. There are nearly one billion cows in the world, most of them ______ specifically for milk and meat. Like goats, cows are ruminants, which means their ________ have four ________, allowing them to chew, digest and regurgitate their food multiple times. This process helps them _______ extra nutrients from their food, but it also produces a lot of gas. This is particularly troubling because one of the gases cows emit is _______, a major greenhouse gas that contributes heavily to global warming. One kilogram of methane traps ______ of _____ more heat in the atmosphere than one kilogram of carbon dioxide. And with each cow _________ up to 100 kilograms of methane every year, these animals have become one of the biggest contributors toward climate change. So while other _______ may have louder, fouler, or even more _____ farts, cow flatulence may be the most _________ gas ever to pass.

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Thankfully, this story of farting goats had relatively low costs. But the most dangerous flatulence in the world may actually come from a similarly unassuming mammal: the humble cow. There are nearly one billion cows in the world, most of them raised specifically for milk and meat. Like goats, cows are ruminants, which means their stomachs have four chambers, allowing them to chew, digest and regurgitate their food multiple times. This process helps them extract extra nutrients from their food, but it also produces a lot of gas. This is particularly troubling because one of the gases cows emit is methane, a major greenhouse gas that contributes heavily to global warming. One kilogram of methane traps dozens of times more heat in the atmosphere than one kilogram of carbon dioxide. And with each cow releasing up to 100 kilograms of methane every year, these animals have become one of the biggest contributors toward climate change. So while other animals may have louder, fouler, or even more toxic farts, cow flatulence may be the most dangerous gas ever to pass.

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