In every profession, there's a moment where your body tells you you can't do it anymore. For a basketball player, your knees might not bend the way they used to. For a firefighter, maybe you get too winded rushing into a burning building. For a fart seller, your body might not be able to comfortably squeeze 'em out at a high level anymore.
Such was the lesson learned by former 90 Day Fiancé star Stephanie Matto, who had parlayed her post-television career into a successful fart-selling business, tooting in jars to customers who'd pay $1,000 a pop for the fragrant final product. At her peak, Matto was making $50,000 a week off her smelly jars. However, a recent, harrowing farting-session caused Matto to fear for her life. Her safe return has caused her to swear off the business for good.
"I thought I was having a stroke and that these were my final moments. I was overdoing it," she told Jam Press.
Prior to her fateful shift at the fart factory, Matto had consumed three protein shakes and a huge bowl of black bean soup. She felt "a pressure in her stomach" move upward throughout her body and constrict her chest.
"It was quite hard to breathe and every time I tried to breathe in I’d feel a pinching sensation around my heart," she said. "And that, of course, made my anxiety escalate. I actually called my friend and asked if they could come over to drive me to the hospital because I thought I was experiencing a heart attack."
At the hospital, doctors explained that Matto was experiencing very intense gas pains, and nothing more severe. She was instructed to alter her diet and take gas-suppressing medications, essentially forcing her to retire from the gas-producing industry.
But all is not lost for Matto. According to Metro, the industrious Matto will now sell her pre-existing jars of farts "as digital artworks on the blockchain," which will surely give cryptocurrency doubters more fuel to their argument that NFTs stink.