They really didn’t bury the lede on this one: Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies.

Update: I (or the 13-year-old in me) posted this having read just the headline, but after reading the article, I feel a little queasy about the experimental methodology. The idea of asphyxiating a living creature to see whether it can breathe through its butt doesn’t sit right with me. I can understand the scientific value of the research, but still… 🤢. I’m not going to delete this note, but am going to leave it here as a reminder to myself to be a bit more mindful about what I post in the future.

Originally posted then updated