An Irish barista has been hospitalized for refusing to fart with her boyfriend for two years. Cara Clarke was at work last week when she developed “extreme abdominal pain” and was rushed to hospital. The 19-year-old was told she had an infection and would need her appendix removed before it ruptured, she reported The Irish Mirror. She said the infection was caused by her reluctance to break wind around her partner and vowed to “let it out from now on”. In January, an influencer was hospitalized for the opposite reason: farting too much.
Mushrooms “talk to each other”
A professor found that fungi talk to each other, he reported The guard. Mathematical analysis of the electrical signals that mushrooms send to each other has identified patterns that closely resemble human speech, said Professor Andrew Adamatzky of the University of the West of England. But Dan Bebber, associate professor of life sciences at the University of Exeter, said the theory was “exaggerated” and that there needs to be “far more research and testing of critical hypotheses before we see ‘Fungus’ on Google Translate”.
Dogs manipulate us with facial muscles
Dogs use facial expressions to manipulate us, new research finds. A study at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh found that there are several differences in the facial muscles of dogs and wolves. Research suggests dogs’ eyes were indeed humanized, explains The times. “They communicate with us and can make facial expressions like we do,” says Anne Burrows, the author of the study. “They want to grab our attention with a facial expression.”
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/956339/barista-hospitalised-after-holding-in-farts-for-two-years Barista hospitalized after holding back farts for two years