Getting oil from Turkey

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  1. Max Leung

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    From Turkey Guts To Oil

    Ignore the April 1st post date! It's not a joke! [​IMG]

    I just picked up the May issue of Discover magazine. Apparently, a plant has been set up to turn just about anything into oil. It was set up right next to a turkey plant, so naturally turkey parts that aren't eaten are mulched then "cooked" a few times to produce oil, gas, minerals, and sterile water.

    The process is called "thermal depolymerization".

     
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  3. Max Leung

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    Yes, that's what I thought too. [​IMG]

    I think Kentucy Fried Chicken should give up the fast food business, and start making oil! Then they'll have a product that people will actually feel good consuming, instead of ralfing into the toilet. [​IMG]

    Anybody know anyone who works at this plant? I'd like to know if this is for real.
     
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    absolutely. If that were true it would be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind, certainly worthy of more fanfare than a footnote in Discover magazine [​IMG]
     
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    Well, the article, at least, is real. And Discover generally doesn't go very far out on a limb in reporting such things. It may just be that Con-Agra has kept the whole thing secret until the plant's opening to protect its patents, and that the mainstream press is a tad busy with other things right now and hasn't picked up the story yet. I'm a bit skeptical myself, but not prepared to dismiss the story out of hand, as I would with "free energy" machines, perpetual motion devices, Bigfoot and Elvis sightings.

    Regards,

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    Ah, thanks for the link Joe! When the story was posted on Slashdot, the article wasn't on Discover's website yet. Now everyone can read it!

    It sounds very promising indeed.

    "Liposuction for oil!" -- see, obesity can be good. You could keep your SUV running if you pack on the pounds! [​IMG]
     
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    Reminds me of Kentucky Fried Movie where they are sucking oil out of teenagers...


    yuck
     
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    At first I thought we were going to talk about getting oil from Turkey, instead of Iraq. As in crude oil. I just stopped by to see all the IBTLs.
     
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    IBTL = In Before the Turkeys Land?

    Charles, this thread really is about getting oil from turkey! Iraq, is that some kind of bird, like the Roc?
     
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    LOL [​IMG]
     
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    Silly me, the Discover website doesn't have the full article. Guess you have to buy it!
     
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    I thought this thread was about getting oil from the country Turkey.

    ~T
     
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    IBTL in this case could be in before the turkey lard.
     
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    Another interesting application of this process would be destroying diseased livestock. The inventor and CEO claim that harmful microbes are utterly destroyed. I wonder if those horrible prion things that eat your brain can be delt with easily, without all that wasteful and stinky burning.

    We could use a few of those plants up here in Alberta too. There is a hell of a lot of oil up in the oilsands (billions of barrels of oil yet to be tapped). Extracting the oil is very pricey with current methods.

     
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    Putting live chickens into wood chippers is SICK. What's worse is that the article says the US Government gave the farmers permission!
     
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    Yes, but can you get Greece?

    Ok, you can all kill me for that one. [​IMG]

    Evan
     
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    Putting live chickens into a wood chipper is sick.

    Putting 30,000 live chickens into a wood chipper is more than just sick.
     
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    I don't think I want to know how these "farmers" would have made chicken soup (if the chickens were not diseased).

    The article said that the farmers wanted to kill the chickens because the chickens weren't giving enough eggs. Mrs. Tweedy would be proud!
     

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