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Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

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A doctor has said we should not sleep naked because of the threat of flatulent spraying. Explaining that the average person “farts 15-25 times a day,” Anthony Youn MD said: “this can happen while you are sleeping and a scientific study proved that every time you pass gas you are spraying a tiny amount of faecal material”. However, there is redemption at hand if you wear underwear, he adds, because “your tighty whities will catch all of these particles”.

Coughing is new taboo in theatres

Coughing is the new taboo in theatres, says the BBC Proms host. Petroc Trelawny said that, in the Covid era, people no longer disturb performances in theatres by “coughing unnecessarily” because it “has become the equivalent of randomly shouting ‘fire’ in a theatre – a gesture guaranteed to provoke fear”. The Guardian says coughing could join “the list of unacceptably disruptive behaviours in theatres, along with excessive rustling, talking and using your mobile phone”.

Monroe ‘assassinated because she knew about UFOs’

Marilyn Monroe was assassinated because John F. Kennedy had told her UFO secrets, according to a new book. Author Nick Redfern said the Hollywood icon’s death was “because of her being told government secrets… one of them being about crashed UFOs and strange dead bodies held at military bases”. Monroe allegedly had affairs Kennedy and his brother Robert before her death in 1962, aged 36.

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