In the news a few days ago, a zookeeper fed brussels sprouts to the gorillas, but found that it wasn’t a good idea:
ZOO managers have taken Brussels sprouts off the Christmas menu after the vegetable caused an attack of flatulence in their gorillas.
The staff at Chessington Zoo fed the giant apes on the seasonal favourite as they are filled with nutritional goodness. However, they hadn’t reckoned with the gassy qualities of the tiny veggies.
Now the zoo has issued an apology after guests at the zoo expressed their horror at the potent smell that started emanating from the gorillas’ enclosure. …
“I don’t think any of us were prepared for a smell that strong.”
Did you notice it said “an attack of flatulence”? Apparently it can be used as a weapon!
BTW, I don’t think humans should eat brussels sprouts, either… I’m fairly certain they aren’t meant to be food…