When farts are a good thing


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#2

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.


#3

As usual, Portlandia gets it right…


#4

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


#5

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)


#6

When aren’t they?


#7

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


#8

So…what about 18 an hour?


#9

Pull my finger.


#10

“Thanks, gut microbes.”

Thicrobes.


#11

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.


#12

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


#13

Dammit tennfan. Stole me comment


#14

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


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#16

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


#17

Fracking good news.


#18

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

But not the sign of a happy, healthy spouse.


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#20

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”