1. PREHISTORIC BUT DEADLY

    Flatulence Killed Dinosaurs: Study

    This artist concept provided by the Beijing Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology shows Y. huali and other smaller dinosaurs roaming 125 million years ago. A new study published in the journal Nature found that Y. huali, an earlier relative of T. rex, had a feathery coat, suggesting that the king of dinosaurs may have also been fuzzy. (AP Photo/Beijing Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Brian Choo)

    Brian Choo, Beijing Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology / AP Photo

    Well, it’€™s a big bang of sorts. British scientists have a new theory about what killed the dinosaurs: flatulence. In a study, researchers found that the Jurassic beasts produced more than 530 million tons of methane gas a year—€”a byproduct of digestion. This amount, roughly the same amount of natural and man-made emissions in our society today, is enough to warm up the world. Who’€™s to blame? Probably those plant-eating sauropods, who ate about half a ton of ferns a day.

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