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Fart Of The Week (2)

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Our featured trump slipped out in April but has only reverberated around the world in the last week.

A woman in her 30s was having laser surgery on her cervix at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital when a fire broke out in the operating theatre causing her to sustain severe burns, particularly around the waist and legs.

An official investigation was held which concluded that there were no flammable materials in the theatre and that none of the equipment was faulty.

The only possible cause was that the patient let rip during the operation and her fart ignited the laser. The report put it more eloquently, “When the patient’s intestinal gas leaked into the space of the operation, it ignited with the irradiation of the laser, and the burning spread, eventually reaching the surgical drape and causing the fire.”

There is a time and place for everything, it seems.

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