Toot-tracking app
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Dear Editor,

Hooray for Australia. The land of kangaroos, koala bears and Nicole Kidman just gave us the most innovative smart phone app ever devised.

A team of Australian scientists at two Melbourne universities developed an ingestible electronic capsule to monitor gas levels in the human gut.

Linked to a tiny receiver and mobile phone app, the tiny pill, called a "toot tracker," the website Ars Technia reports it provides "tail-wind conditions in real time as gas passes from the stomach to the colon.”

Scientists hope to "clear the air over the inner workings of our intricate innards and the multitude of microbes they contain." Simply put, the new medical miracle turns smart phones into fart phones.

This is “app-so-lutely” the most meaningful use for these digital devices. This makes more sense than playing Candy Crush, snapping selfies, or hooking up on tinder.

Sincerely,

Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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