Science Fun of the Week
(January 13th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Does it Fart?
It started with this Tweet from Daniella Rabaiotti, a PhD student at the Zoological Society of London: “a family member asked me the other day if snakes fart and i did not know the answer to their question. So do they?” The answer came promptly: “<sigh> yes”.
The hashtag #DoesItFart quickly went viral and resulted in a compilation of more than 70 animals, which break wind or not. Amongst the entries: the copperheads snake, which according to personal observations “elicits a small squeak, so small that you think you may be mistaken... until it hits you. Very dry and feral, with a slight hint of stale Copperhead musk”.