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People hold in their farts where they're in mixed company. It's called being polite. But sometimes, when we're at our most vulnerable, supressing a fart can prove impossible, and the results can be dangerous. 

This Tokyo woman found that out the hard way, when during surgery, she passed gas and caused a fire that left her seriously burned.

"The patient, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation which involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus," reports The Straits Times. "The laser is believed to have been ignited by the gas she passed. The fire burnt much of her body, including her waist and legs"

After a thorough investigation, which found that no flammable materials in the operating room, the hospital determined that flatulence must be culprit. No word as to whether the patient denied it and, thus, supplied it. 

"When the patient's intestinal gas leaked into the space of the operation (room), it ignited with the irradiation of the laser, and the burning spread, eventually reaching the surgical drape and causing the fire," said the hospital report. 

Let this serve as a warning for all of us. Sure, they make a funny noise, but farts can be deadly. Even the silent ones. Farts are gas. Please stop lighting your farts before someone gets hurt. 

via GIPHY

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The Zika virus is spread mainly by mosquitoes, although it's recently been found to be sexually transmitted as well. Researchers believe it is linked to birth defects like microencephaly.

This video from Jamaica's health ministry warns people to get rid of all standing water that mosquitoes that carry the virus can breed in. It also encourages people to use mosquito repellent and that pregnant women should take extra care.

It's also super catchy for a government sponsored message about public health.

Via: Mashable
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Happy Kitten Season!

While that may sound like a lovely time of year, filled with fluffy tummies and tiny meows, it actually refers to the time of year when animal shelters are hit the hardest. Around this time is when all of those amorous cats who copulated over the spring have their litters. Many don't have happy healthy homes and so are stuck within shelters.

Mashable introduced an IRL cat video to help draw attention to the need for rescue help.

While there's definitely enough space for infinite cats on the Internet, finding space in animal shelters is a different story. Mashable teamed up with ASPCA to shed light on "kitten season." Between the months of April and October, shelters across the country find themselves flooded with kittens in desperate need of homes. To get involved, whether you're looking to volunteer, donate or adopt, visit an animal shelter near you.



If you need a new friend or know someone who does, you can find the nearest shelter here.

You actually can make this a Happy Kitten Season for yourself. Go and rescue!

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Alamo Drafthouse figures if disruptive movie theater audiences will listen to anyone, they'll listen to Coach Taylor.

Pandering towards that part of us all that wants to make the Friday Night Lights father figure proud, the Austin-based movie theater chain hired Kyle Chandler to reprise the role.

What appears to be the start of another moving and effective speech before another big game gets interrupted by the thoughtless youth with their bleeping and buzzing cellular doodads. Coach loses it and we all feel as shameful as Matt Saracen must have felt when he got drunk with Riggins in the strip club in season two and Coach had to drive him an his injured grandmother home from the hospital. Remember?

The English language should really have one of those specific words to describe what it feels like to disappoint Coach Taylor.

Anyway, the PSA drives the point home in spectacular style with Coach changing the Dillon Panthers' credo into something more on-message for movie theater politeness.

"Clear eyes, full hearts and turn your god damn cell phones off."

Via: boston.com
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When Jimmy Fallon announced that the pop star had won the Video of the Year award for her hit song, "Wrecking Ball," Cyrus passed up the chance to thank her producers and managers for helping her achieve her goals. Instead, she sent up a former homeless teen to deliver a short speech intended to raise awareness about the issue of homeless youth.

'I have survived in shelters all over this city,' Jesse, Cyrus' proxy, said, describing his experience as one of the 1.6 million homeless young people in the United States. 'I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies. I've been an extra in your life. Though may have been invisible to you on the streets I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.'
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