Gassy cows blamed for barn explosion in Germany

This isn’t the first time a cow can be blamed on starting a fire, but this is a bit stranger than one tipping over a lantern in the O’Leary’s barn.

According to the Associated Press, a herd of dairy cows in central Germany nearly blew the roof off a barn with their gas, which is loaded with methane.

It’s unknown why there was such a large buildup of the nasty gas (there were 90 cows in the barn each making their own contributions), but police say a static electric charge “triggered the detonation.”

One cow suffered light burns and the barn’s roof was damaged.

If only someone would have cracked a window, all of this could have been avoided.

Via The Associated Press

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