Weird Science of the Day: Smelling Farts Might Prevent Cancer

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Weird Science of the Day: Smelling Farts Might Prevent Cancer
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Scientists out of the University of Exeter are implying that smelling farts could actually prevent cancer, among other diseases.

"Although hydrogen sulfide gas"—produced when bacteria breaks down food—"is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases," Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release.

Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, scientists believe that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria.

For All Those Who Ever Dreamed of Getting a Massage From a Snake

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"Except for the snake trying to constrict my neck, it's actually quite comfortable." Yeah...

Weirdness of the Day: A Robotic Dancer Covered in Dirt and Wearing a Witch Mask Dances to Paul Simon, Because Art

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Artist Jordan Wolfson collaborated with a visual effects studio to make this weird, undulating robot for the David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in New York City. When reached for comment, the sculpture simply responded:

Strange Brew of the Day: Jelly Belly Introduces Their Beer Flavored Jelly Bean

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Strange Brew of the Day: Jelly Belly Introduces Their Beer Flavored Jelly Bean
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Another unordinary option has been added to the list of adult beverage-inspired Jelly Belly jelly beans that is sure to inspire curiosity. The new beer-flavored jelly bean is intended to resemble a Hefeweizen-inspired ale. Though this flavor does not contain any alcohol, it is only marketed to adults.

Now they just need to come up with a pretzel-flavored bean to compliment this new flavor...perhaps a lemon bean will do as well.

Explained By Science of the Day: What are 'Eye Floaters' All About?

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Have you ever been working on a paper or looking into a bright light and noticed a weird smudge or tiny moving dot in your vision? Well these are eye floaters and everybody has them! Hank Green of Sci Show explains what these tiny little buggers are all about!