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Passing gas

Many children (and adults) find humor in flatulence. If you count yourself among these individuals, then a new book written by zoologist Dani Rabaiotti and ecologist Nick Caruso, coming out in April 2018, is a must-read. The book examines which animals truly pass gas and is aptly titled, “Does it Fart?” No longer will you be limited to only blaming it on the dog or cat. Although you will not be able to blame it on the bird. For some animals, farting is a defense mechanism for others it is a matter of survival.

Here is a video with a sneak-peek of some of the animals examined in the book:

Categories: Comparative Physiology

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