How much energy do U.S. cows generate by burping?

How much energy do U.S. cows generate by burping?

Researchers at the Texas Department of Highways in Fort Worth determined the cow population of the U.S. burps some 50 million tons of valuable hydrocarbons into the atmosphere each year.  The accumulated burps of ten average cows could keep a small house adequately heated and its stove operating for a year.

Who was the first American saint?

Elizabeth Ann Seton is canonized by Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in Rome, becoming the first American-born Catholic saint. Born in New York City in 1774, Elizabeth Bayley was the daughter of an Episcopalian physician.

What kind of animal is a dingo?

The dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a free-ranging dog found mainly in Australia. Its exact ancestry is debated, but dingoes are generally believed to be descended from semi-domesticated dogs from Asia or India, which returned to a wild lifestyle when introduced to Australia.

Where did the word cookies come from?

The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch “koekjes” which came from the Dutch “koek”, meaning “cake”; cookie was introduced to English in the very early 18th century. It is thought this term caught on more in the United States due to the strong Dutch heritage in early America.

Who made the first phone call to the moon?

Richard Nixon: Telephone Conversation With the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Moon. Hello Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House.

What do penguins drink?

When ashore they will drink fresh water from pools and streams and can sometimes be seen drinking water preened off their backs during rain showers. At sea penguins must drink salt water and they are able to do this because they have special glands abound the eye sockets that extract excess salt from the blood.

Why is it called a hat trick?

A hat trick originally meant three goals in a row, with no intervening goals by either team. Hockey borrowed the term from Cricket. In 1858, a cricket player in England took three wickets with consecutive balls, an incredible trick. As a reward, his club gave the bowler a new hat, hence the term “hat trick.”

When did Ireland become divided?

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 divided Ireland into two regions, the Irish Free State, given Commonwealth status and Northern Ireland which stayed part of the UK. Fiona Allison. The Anglo-Irish Treaty brought little peace to Ireland after its implementation: the Irish Free State plunged into civil war.