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February 16, 2011

Strange chow

One of the oddest bits I've read recently but there is a reason given, if you read the whole thing.

Latest boffinry: Feeding TNT to sheep

There's a good reason, honest

Stateside boffins are diligently getting a small number of laboratory sheep to eat as much TNT as possible.

One should point out straight away that this will not - or ought not to, anyway - involve any sheep then exploding in a sequence of fearful fleecy detonations and spattering the landscape with woolly fluff and raw mutton. This is not some kind of crazed attempt to create instant-self-barbecuing lamb or similar. In fact it seems that the guts of a sheep, capable of digesting various things which would prove fatal to lesser species such as cows or humans, can break down trinitrotoluenes - TNT - into harmless residues without any ill effects on the animal.

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Posted by joke du jour at February 16, 2011 07:01 PM

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