It's been a long-held belief that studying the combination of microbes in kangaroo farts would help scientists figure out how to curb the planet's growing greenhouse gas emissions problem. However, recently, it's been discovered that that's very much not the case.
In fact, kangaroo farts can be linked to global warming just as much as that of cows.
A research team at the University of Wollongong was determined to learn more about the benefits of kangaroo gas microbes when they made this startling new discovery, lead scientists Adam Munn explained.
"The idea that kangaroos have unique gut microbes has been floating around for some time and a great deal of research has gone into discovering these apparently unique microbes."
How does a scientist study kangaroo farts, you ask? Well, it begins with putting the kangaroos in individual rooms and feeding them a grip load of alfalfa. (Yeah, who knew alfalfa could make everyone so gassy?)
The air was tested, and well, Munn and his team were certainly surprised.
They found that kangaroos only produce less methane because they tend to eat a lot less than cows; however, per pound of food, the amount of methane gas emitted by cows vs. kangaroos are pretty much the same.
Dun, dun, DUNNNNNNN!!!
So how do you feel, kangaroo fans? Do you feel mildly betrayed by your favorite marsupial friends down under?