Paramedics are inundated with pleas to prevent flatulence by windy patients.
A health-care professional working for the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has made the revelation after a 999 caller rang to complain that he couldn't stop farting, while another patient needed help to stop hiccupping, according to the Mirror Online.
Other bizarre calls received by the emergency services include someone who complained of a sore toenail, while another caller required assistance locating his television remote control when it was misplaced.
A father wants to sell the world's biggest flake of cereal on eBay.
A 44-year-old man, Steven Marriott, discovered a 14cm Bran Flake on Wednesday morning when he opened the PS2.89 Kellogg's box for his nine-year-old son, Oscar.
However, the child's parent didn't "fancy" eating the cereal and instead has his hopes set on making a profit from the unusual find.
Speaking to the Mirror Online, Steven, who lives in Nottingham, said: "I opened a new box and tipped it up and nothing was pouring out because of this massive bran flake. It's definitely bran flake material, but I didn't fancy eating it. The whole family were around getting ready for work and school, so I told them to come and have a look. A bit had even broken off in the box, so it would have been bigger. It still exists. I've not demolished it. It is being kept in the cupboard at the moment, but I am not sure what we are going to do with it."
Steven has yet to list the finding on the auctioning site, but he has reached out to the company to show off his discovery in the hope that he would get a few free products.
He said: "I thought it was interesting, so I sent Kellogg's a picture of it to show them. I wasn't moaning, but I thought they might send us a free box or something."
Kellogg's has apologised for the flake "dominating" the cereal bowl.
A spokesperson said: "We would like to congratulate Mr Marriott on finding a super Bran Flake. We are unaware of any other Kellogg's Bran Flake being created to this enormous scale and would love to know if it is the largest in the world. We apologise if the giant flake dominated his cereal bowl."
A giant Batarang crashed into Southbank today to mark the release of The Lego Batman Movie.
Bright Bricks created the biggest ever weapon for the caped crusader - voiced by Will Arnett in the title - and with a thousand bricks and hurtled it over the Thames, where it lodged itself into the public pathway.
The giant Batarang installation is over 133 times bigger than the version in the Batman movies at over three metres tall and took five to six hundred hours to build.
Bright Bricks founder Duncan Titmarsh said: "Creating this groundbreaking installation has been a real passion project for us at Bright Bricks and is one of our most dynamic creations yet. Everyone is hugely excited by The LEGO Batman Movie, and what better way for it to make an almighty impact than by throwing a giant LEGO brick Batarang across the Thames! It's been fantastic to see everyone's reaction to it, particularly up close when the detail of the 35,000 LEGO bricks really comes to life."
Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes also star in the movie, which comes out today.
A study has discovered that 22 per cent of British men have hidden their porn habits from their partners.
Research conducted by TotallyMoney.com has divulged shocking statistics about people in relationships and the secrets they keep from their other halves in a bid to not cause any upset in their relationship.
The survey, which was carried out on 2,000 British people, has shown that almost one-quarter of males don't let on that they enjoy watching racy sites and are three times more likely to lie about their browser history, although eight per cent of women share the same habit.
And eight per cent of people from the North West have admitted to having a secret fetish their partner has yet to discover, while those living in the North East of England are deemed the most secretly flirty people.
Meanwhile, Welsh people have been credited as the biggest secret snoopers in the study.