When farts are a good thing

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A healthy individual can have up to 18 flatulences per day and be perfectly normal.

But god help you if you let rip that nineteenth. Camel’s back, and whatnot.

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As usual, Portlandia gets it right…

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I’ve been crop dusting all morning. Now I can feel smug about it rather than humming loudly to cover it up.

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Ya right, who funded this “research” – I’m on to you International Bean Lobby

What’s next? A study sponsored by Big Underwear that raves about the benefits of sharts?

Edit to add the classic “farts are good for ya” endorsement:
In the Archives: Fart Proudly by Benjamin Franklin (1781)

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When aren’t they?

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I was hoping for someone, in an NPR-voice, intoning “I’m cutting a fart right now…”

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So…what about 18 an hour?

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Pull my finger.

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“Thanks, gut microbes.”

Thicrobes.

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yes, but how do dogs feel about this topic?

"Which do you prefer, pooping or farting?’’

"Farting.’’

"Really?’’

"Oh, yeah! There’s no comparison.’’

and there you have it.

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This is actually mentioned in passing by Dr Robert Lustig in his lecture Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which everyone should watch. Basically, your choices are “fart or fat”.

And then there was Ben Franklin

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Dammit tennfan. Stole me comment

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I love the smell of flatulence in the morning, it smells like . . . victory.

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Then I must have the happiest, healthiest gut microbes there be.

Fracking good news.

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“Farting can be a sign of happy, healthy gut microbes.”

But not the sign of a happy, healthy spouse.

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I suspect you mean that in the abstract rather than the more specific usage of “farting directly on the fruits and vegetables in the grocery”