He didn’t really use cats. But he could have!

As much as the media wants it to be true, Christian Koch doesn’t make biodiesel with dead cats. Not that it matters–as someone on Slashdot wrote–we’ve been using dead animals to run cars for years.


A spokesman for Bild told Reuters the story was meant to show that cat remains could “in theory” be used to make fuel with Koch’s patented method.

This topic is also elsewhere in the blogsphere.

Slashdot has also covered this story, with some pretty hilarious comments resulting, like: “How about fuel from dog farts? I know a Labrador Retriever who could probably fuel a moped with his daily output.”

And The Truth Shall Set You

Mefi has a quick blurb about propaganda that I found quite appalling, although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After reading the paragraph and clicking on the links to the “soldier’s” letters I had a feeling similar to learning what the Matrix was.