That Awkward Moment of the Day: A Homecoming Queen Candidate Wants Nirvana to Record a Greeting for Her

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That Awkward Moment of the Day: A Homecoming Queen Candidate Wants Nirvana to Record a Greeting for Her
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Yesterday, Seattle-based record label Sub Pop shared a letter on their Tumblr blog that had reportedly come from a Virginia Tech student, asking the singer of Nirvana if "she" would appear in a video to be shown during Homecoming Week along with members of the Ying Yang Twins, Slightly Stoopid and some NFL stars. According to the post, Sub Pop staff members dressed up like Nirvana and recorded a forthcoming response. Could this be an elaborate prank? Sub Pop

Weird Science of the Day: Smelling Farts Might Prevent Cancer

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Weird Science of the Day: Smelling Farts Might Prevent Cancer
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Scientists out of the University of Exeter are implying that smelling farts could actually prevent cancer, among other diseases.

"Although hydrogen sulfide gas"—produced when bacteria breaks down food—"is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases," Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release.

Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, scientists believe that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria.