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Does it Fart: Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence – Book Review

Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence

Authors: Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti

Illustrated by Ethan Kocak

In 2017 Zoologist Dani Rabaiotti’s teenage brother asked her a most pressing question: Do snakes fart?

Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. Consequently, it grew to a Twitter hashtag #doesitfart and it spread like a noxious gas. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don’t fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it’s made of, what it smells like, and why.

These notes eventually took physical form, this book.

Turns out we are not the only ones in the Animal Kingdom that “break wind’. Phew!

Each page of the book is devoted to, one animal and one question: Does it fart? However,  its not just a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’ list. It’s a super fun,silly book which also gives information about their eating habits, gastrointestinal working, and their fauna.

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Let’s talk about Farts

Overheard this morning, my younger son asking my older one.

“Why did the chicken cross the road?

The chicken next to her farted.”

And the giggling and laughing lasted for more than a couple of minutes.

I don’t know about the other kids, but mine love to talk about ‘Farts’ and have been heard comparing too (!!!). I will not go into details here.

We don’t have to play the guessing game at our house, because they announce who did it, every time. My older one let all our fellow passengers, train ride from Sintra to Lisbon, know by announcing “I farted”.

Since they talk about it so much, I thought, why not read more about them!

I know there are few who think farts are funny and there a few who find them gross. To these latter ones, I urge you to stop reading now, cause coming up are some facts about farts.

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