The BBC reports that researchers discovered that the amount of methane potentially produced by dinosaurs may have led to their extinction. We’re talking 520 million tonnes of gas annually by the population of dinosaurs, according to researchers.
Ultimately, leading scientists to believe that dinosaur flatulence potentially caused the warmer climate leading to extinction.
Now don’t go blaming the dinosaurs. Scientists say it’s the microbes that live in the dinosaurs’ tummies that they are most interested in.
The BBC provides a quick guide to get you up to speed on the affairs of the fart: Microbes in the stomachs of “ruminant” species produce methane gas as they break down vegetable matter which is released as flatulence.
So wait. Are we to infer that vegans and vegetarians fart more? That sure is going to raise a stink in some circles. In the words of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, SMELL YA LATER.