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Can You Guess Which Animals Fart (Or Don't)?

#DoesItFart has been trending on Twitter, and scientists have been answering. Here's everything you need to know about the farting database.

Here at Seeker World Headquarters, actually a decommissioned missile silo outside of Bismarck, North Dakota, we strive to cover all areas of human knowledge and endeavor. This occasionally leads us into arcane areas.

To wit: In today's very special DNews episode, veteran Seekers Trace Dominguez and Julian Huguet descend into the world of animal flatulence. Recent online trends have prompted this discussion – no, really – and we've secured access to an actual scientific fart database. Again, really. Join Trace and Julian as they quiz one another on digestive phenomena throughout the animal kingdom. Remember, friends: Knowledge is power.

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