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A build-up of methane gas from a herd of flatulent cows has caused an explosion on a farm.
The blast, caused by a concentration of gas emitted by 90 cows, damaged the roof of their cow shed and one cow had to be treated for burns.
High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, according to the Mirror. Then ‘a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames’, police said in a statement.
Methane emitted by cows worldwide is believed to contribute to global warming. Just one cow giving off enough methane gas in a day to fill 400 litre bottles.
A man with a phobia for lobsters was the victim of a cruel prank which saw him tied up in a bath with some of the crustaceans.
The American was told he would be taking part in a video for new comedy website WhatTheFunny.com. They tied him up and then got him to read out a fake skit. But while practising his lines, one of the prankster’s dads walked into the room with a tray full of lobsters.
A video of his horrified reaction has been uploaded to YouTube and is quickly going viral.
Apple to keep cavities away
The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a lucky hamster rescued from inside a cavity wall in a house in Shotts.
The charity was called in to rescue the tiny creature after a resident noticed the cream-coloured female hamster’s nose sticking out of a small hole near water pipes. The adventurous rodent was safely retrieved unharmed and taken to the SSPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre where staff have named her Apple.
Animal rescue officer Kerry Friel said: “The man who found Apple said that he’d first noticed her nose sticking out of a small hole in his wall so he arranged for a neighbour to cut out a larger hole, however, once they’d done this the hamster disappeared.
“He decided to attach a pillowcase to the wall and six hours later Apple appeared and dropped into the case, he then called us to come and collect her.
“We checked her over for injuries, thankfully there were none, and offered her some food and water. She was very thirsty and drank for quite some time, suggesting she had been stuck in the wall for at least a day, possibly more.”
116-year-old tortoise has lived through six different monarchs
Dog refuses to leave spot where owner died despite 100F heat
Project Piaba, buy a fish save a tree
Competition crowns German Shepherds Britain’s naughtiest pet
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Goldfish brain slur is myth as scientists discover they have long-term memory
The UK’s first ever park for dogs
The dognap that earned owner a small fortune
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The cat treat market is the fastest growing sector in the UK pet food and treat market and this month Wagg Foods is giving Pet Business World readers the chance to take advantage of this fantastic growth by winning stock bundles of its new ranges of cat treats.
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To celebrate World Snake Day on July 16, Crocodile Joe’s Wild World is giving away three vivariums and a selection of accessories worth a total of £500 from its latest reptile pet care range.
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