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GONE WITH THE WIND: Man whose deadly farts ‘can kill mosquitoes hired to create Mosquito Repellent made from his intestinal gas’

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10522729/man-farts-kill-mosquitos/
Man whose farts 'can kill mosquitoes six metres away hired to create new repellent'
Joe Rwamirama, 48, from Kampala, Uganda claims that his farts can kill mosquitoes up to six metres away, and that he’s been hired by a manufacturing company to help develop a new repellent

https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/ma...r.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
Debunked ...

... However, the entire episode was a hoax. The Rwamirama story first emerged on Dec. 9 on the website Ihlayanews. The site’s header contains the disclaimer “nuusparodie waarvan jy hou,” which is “news parody you like,” in the Afrikaans language. We have previously examined several articles labeled as satire, which emerged from the same website. The Ihlayanews Facebook page carries the following disclaimer, clearly labeling Ihlayanews.com “a news parody and satire website”:

“Posts on this page and ihlayanews.com website may contain traces of truth. We do all we can to make sure the articles are complete fiction. All articles in our website are meant for mature audience with a dark sense of humour. If you feel offended in any way by our articles and you want to fight, please send us a place and time. Ihlayanews.com is a news parody and satire website.” ...

The Rwamirama hoax was picked up by the Nigerian websites Newsbreak and Talk of NAIJA, and from there, spread among more mainstream websites in the U.K., Europe, India and New Zealand. Many of the reports mentioned in this fact check, including the original Ihlayanews piece, used the same image, giving readers the clear impression that it showed Rwamirama ...

In reality, that photograph was taken by the photographer Olivia Acland in the Democratic Republic of Congo and published by Reuters news agency in July 2019. The photograph’s original caption read: “A health worker checks the temperature of a man as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 15, 2019.” ...

After Newshub reported that the story was a hoax, the New Zealand Herald deleted their original article. However, as of Dec. 12, every other report cited in this fact check was still available online.
SOURCE: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/farts-kill-mosquitoes-uganda/
 

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Wow. There's a lot of thought provoking information in that article. Thanks for posting the link, Bad Bungle!
 

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"female sperm donor" threw me.

Otherwise, I am very relieved to live now when, in some places at least, people can follow their dreams like this without being burned at the stake or left to rot in detention somewhere.
 
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So the healer in that story has a license to kill?
 

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Andy Bell is a lovely guy, but I hope he's been misquoted, because that makes him sound... unwell.
 
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