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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A colony of king penguins in Antarctica emit so much nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, in their poop that researchers went a little "cuckoo," while studying them, according to Agence France Presse, which reported on a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. The study looked at the effects of a king penguin colony's activity on soil greenhouse gas fluxes in South Georgia, an island just north of Antarctica. One finding in particular was notably unique"penguin feces, or guano, produce extremely high levels of nitrous oxide, as CNN reported. The scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark were investigating the effect of glacier retreat and penguin activity on greenhouse gas emissions. They decided to take samples from South Georgia Island since it his home to over 150,000 breeding pairs of king penguins, as Newsweek reported.



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Hrat has a tux?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-27 09:03 PM | Reply

I think penguin ---- is the worst smelling guano in the world. And it is sticky. It's definitely the worst guano I have ever encountered.

The N2O aspect does makes sense as to why, when enveloped in a deep pocket of the smell, you laugh your ass off at how absolutely horrible it is as you struggle to get away from it.

Naw. I'm pretty sure the N2O has noting to do with that experience. It's completely due to how genuinely awful it smells!

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-27 09:14 PM | Reply

Great. More crap being discussed on the DR.

#3 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-05-28 06:17 PM | Reply

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