• Jan 4, 2011
Toyota Prius versus sheep – Click above to enlarge

The flatus of the Toyota Prius is less harmful than the flatus of a sheep. Who knew? Apparently, Toyota's Israeli arm, that's who.

As you can see from the advertisement above, the methane gas produced by livestock can indeed be worse for the environment (animal gas, including that from humans, is in fact a greenhouse gas) than the emissions from the ass end of an automobile, depending on what you're trying to define – and that goes for any automobile, not just one that's as popular in squeaky clean circles as the Prius hybrid.

We think this is a pretty funny and effective ad, though something tells us it might never see the light of day in the United States. Sadly.

[Source: Copyranter via Jalopnik]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      At least the sheep is not an appliance, I can't say that for the Prius or its driver...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This graphic fails to illustrate the damage to your soul when you drive a prius vs. petting a sheep. Petting the sheep would make me happy, whereas driving a prius makes me bored, depressed, and sad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sheep, however, don't accelerate unexpectedly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good thing they don't air this ad in the UK or else Prius motorists would have to be prying confused Welshmen off the back of their car all the time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder whether greenies will want to outlaw farting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be accurate they really should factor in the environmental impact of the rare earth mineral mining seeing as how a lot of that is required to create all of those big batteries batteries(http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/investing/fighting-over-dirt-china-incites-trade-spat-over-rare-earth-min/19780877/) as well as the ultimate pollution impact of the sources for the electricity needed to charge them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Can't up-rank you enough.
        Sure, while in use, vehicles like the Prius are better for the environment than most cars (and sheep, apparently), the manufacturing and scrapping stages of the car's life span are FAR more harmful to the environment that petrol cars...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Tedbell, sorry my bad, thanks for the info. Nonetheless, as you say, these 'green' cars are in truth not so green when you take in the complete picture.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not to nit-pick, but the batteries in the prius are nickel metal hydride batteries which are not of the rare earth type, although nickel mining and smelting is also very,very bad for the environment. It does however use neodymium and other rare earths in the magnets in the electric motor. Im not arguing, i agree there are hidden downsides to these supposed "clean" vehicles, just being accurate.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sheep create manure, which is helpful for good plant growth. And the better the plant, the better the CO2 scrubbing. :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are missed opportunities in this post for many baaaaaad puns.
      • 4 Years Ago
      U can do more exciting things with that sheep than u could with that Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rule #1 of Marketing: NEVER compare your product to a fart.
      Rule #2 of Marketing: See Rule #1
      • 4 Years Ago
      As most Prius customers are sheep, this really stinks for Toyota
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad the Prius stink on a whole different level.
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