A surprising number of animals fart besides humans - and some are worse offenders than others
Apr 9, 2018, 18:42 IST
Seals and sea lions may be some of the smelliest gas emitters out there.
Bolson Pupfish have to fart, because if they don't they'll explode. Or they might float to the surface of their ponds and get eaten by a predator. Not ideal.
That's not true for all fish, though.
The trickiest question for the scientists was figuring out if sloths fart. Sloths may be mammals like us, but it turns out they don't fart at all. Instead, they emit nasty methane gas out of their mouths.
Scientists aren't quite sure about spiders yet, but they don't think that the creatures fart. That may have something to do with what they eat.
Other animals, like birds, do not fart because they digest their food so quickly.
Cheetahs may be the fastest land animal, but they can't outrun their own flatulence.
Elephant farts are so bad that some of their caretakers feed them a special fart-reducing diet.
And Rabaiotti did find that fart answer for her brother: yes, snakes fart, too.
As it turns out, people want to know about animal farts across the globe. The book has already been translated into four languages.