I’ll try to be more into the swing of things next week, including some link roundups for you. Thanks for bearing with me over the recent weeks.
To send you off into your weekend, we have a couple stories about butts…
Jim Purol took a seat at the Rose Bowl, and then another, and then another, until he broke a world record.
The Anaheim man set a Guiness World Record on Wednesday for “Most Seats Sat in 48 Hours” by sitting in 39,250 seats. He began the task Monday morning, and he’s still going, hoping to rest his tush in each of the stadium’s 92,542 seats by sometime this week.
The 56-year-old, who already holds several other world records, says he has dreamed of tackling the Rose Bowl seats for 20 years _ ever since he sat in all 107,501 chairs at the University of Michigan’s football stadium.
The feat has taken a toll on his body and his cleanliness, as soot on the seats rubbed off on his clothes. He says he loves the Rose Bowl but calls the place “filthy.”
Some people have way too much time on their hands. Also, I think there are way too many world records, if this is what Guiness is coming down to!
Cow butts being studied
You think I’m kidding, but I’m not! Take a look:
Scientists are examining cow farts and burps in a novel bid to combat global warming.
Experts said the slow digestive system of cows makes them a key producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that gets far less public attention than carbon dioxide. In a bid to understand the impact of the wind produced by cows on global warming, scientists collected gas from their stomachs in plastic tanks attached to their backs.
The Argentine researchers discovered methane from cows accounts for more than 30 per cent of the country’s total greenhouse emissions.
I thought about putting this story in a post about the continued ridiculousness of environmentalists, but it contains a picture that bumps it into the hilarious category: