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Zap Those Buttock Burps Away
Reuters via wirednews ^ | 3-27-2002

Posted on 03/27/2002 8:42:06 AM PST by Cagey

Edited on 06/29/2004 7:09:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LONDON -- Indian scientists have come up with a cure for flatulence, by blasting guilty foodstuffs such as beans with gamma rays to knock out the offending chemicals that cause the problem, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.

Bacteria in the large intestine are responsible for the gases that cause flatulence, and when these bugs eat certain types of carbohydrate called oligosaccharides they produce a mixture of methane and smelly sulfurous gases, which cause the social embarrassment.


(Excerpt) Read more at wired.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: flatulence
If the title sounded a little more "Scientific" I would have posted this article in the sophisticated forum.
1 posted on 03/27/2002 8:42:06 AM PST by Cagey
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To: SeeRushtoldU_so;WhyisATexasGirlinPA
Good news Texasgirl, you can now send Rush and I some of that Texas chili and we'll be as quiet as church mice.
2 posted on 03/27/2002 8:46:57 AM PST by Cagey
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To: Cagey
kinda take half the fun outta beans and stuff, don't it?
3 posted on 03/27/2002 8:51:45 AM PST by camle
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To: Cagey
"How 'bout some more beans Mr. Taggart?"

BRRAAAP!

"Whewee! I'd say you boys have had enough!"

4 posted on 03/27/2002 9:07:21 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: Cagey
"How 'bout some more beans Mr. Taggart?"

BRRAAAP!

"Whewee! I'd say you boys have had enough!"

5 posted on 03/27/2002 9:12:19 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: Cagey;SeeRushtoldU_so
Ok, so we're talking about a 35% reduction in flatulence over the non-irradiated beans.......sorry boys, no chili until it reaches at least the 80-90% range......
6 posted on 03/27/2002 9:14:27 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SirGawain, Victoria delsoul, dead, Tennessee_Bob, xenalyte
Buttock Burp bump
7 posted on 03/27/2002 9:21:22 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Cagey
Isn't it easier just to use a little Beano?
8 posted on 03/27/2002 9:22:35 AM PST by Maceman
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
You mean there are people that actually eat chili for the taste of it? I always just saw it as a recreational food.

From what you said a while back, it seems that your own son even sees it that way too.

9 posted on 03/27/2002 9:25:58 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Beans? In chili? That's not chili, it's stew!!!!!!

Sacrilege...and you call yourself a Texan.

10 posted on 03/27/2002 9:26:25 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Cagey
I prefer the stuff that makes it smell like roses. It makes my wife feel loved to smell roses.
11 posted on 03/27/2002 9:29:05 AM PST by Khepera
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To: Tennessee_Bob;Cagey;SeeRushtoldU_so;TexAggie79
Hey now, the Yankee mentioned beans - not me.......! But you are right, I should have told him beans don't belong in chili......

And Aggie - you are right - my son can make ANY food into a recreational food.....sans beans........

12 posted on 03/27/2002 9:37:29 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Personally, as fun as beans can be, the only type I will eat is green beans. All else are forbidden by me. So Chili MUST be without beans if I am going to consume it.
13 posted on 03/27/2002 9:41:06 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Texaggie79
Really? No beans? Not even refried with Tex-Mex food? Good Lord, what is wrong with you? lol
14 posted on 03/27/2002 9:43:04 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Can't stand beans. ESPECIALLY refried. They taste exactly like what I would imagine dog poo would taste like.
15 posted on 03/27/2002 9:44:43 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Texaggie79
Having not tasted dog poo, I will have to rely on your judgement.......
16 posted on 03/27/2002 9:55:14 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
But you are right, I should have told him beans don't belong in chili......

Ok, consider yourself forgiven. And count your blessings that I hadn't already sent in my report to the Texas Citizenship League.

heh heh heh heh

17 posted on 03/27/2002 10:00:01 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Texaggie79
Buttock Burp would be a GREAT name for a band!
18 posted on 03/27/2002 10:13:43 AM PST by Xenalyte
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To: Cagey
1. Will it work on garlic?

2. What — they don't have Beano in India?

Dan

19 posted on 03/27/2002 10:14:31 AM PST by BibChr
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To: Tennessee_Bob; cagey; texaggie79
What are you boys gassing about now????
20 posted on 03/27/2002 10:18:43 AM PST by Neets
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To: OneidaM
(sing) Wherever there's a fart joke....we'll be there
21 posted on 03/27/2002 10:24:07 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Tennessee_Bob
I know good chili......and it isn't found in Pennsylvania........ lol

Thank you for not reporting me.....I will do my duty, to God and my Country, and endeavor not to make that mistake again......

22 posted on 03/27/2002 10:29:05 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Hey! Hormel Chili has beans! LOL

And of course, Boston has the best baked beans. Last but not least, this Yankee likes re-fried beans.

23 posted on 03/27/2002 10:37:24 AM PST by Cagey
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To: OneidaM
What are you boys gassing about now????

Twasn't us, it was the dog.

24 posted on 03/27/2002 10:38:18 AM PST by Cagey
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To: Cagey
My poor deluded friend, Hormel is NOT chili........lol.....you need to try some real, homemade chili, like you find at a Chili Cookoff! You would never look at another can of Hormel chili the same way.......
25 posted on 03/27/2002 11:03:32 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Cagey
Now if they could come up with something to increase gas production by 100%, they would have something.
They could call it Buttock Blaster 3000TM.
28 posted on 03/27/2002 11:14:10 AM PST by Brett66
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30 posted on 03/27/2002 11:42:35 AM PST by Cagey
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To: one_particular_harbour
LOL. She thinks its pheromones.
31 posted on 03/27/2002 11:51:10 AM PST by Khepera
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To: Cagey
What a bunch of old farts!!!
32 posted on 03/27/2002 12:03:40 PM PST by Neets
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To: Texaggie79
Ewwwwwww!
33 posted on 03/27/2002 12:16:08 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: one_particular_harbour
From "Blackadder Goes Forth"...

"How lucky you English are to find the toilet so amusing. For us, it is a mundane and functional item. For you, it is the basis of an entire culture."

34 posted on 03/27/2002 12:25:45 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: Cagey
beans beans the majical fruit
the more you eat the more you toot
the more you toot the better you feel
so eat more beans with every meal
35 posted on 03/27/2002 12:27:34 PM PST by Moleman
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To: Cagey
I've always wondered if that was an edited pic, or from some strange protest.
36 posted on 03/27/2002 12:29:00 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Texaggie79
Can't stand beans. ESPECIALLY refried. They taste exactly like what I would imagine dog poo would taste like.
Hey, some "people" like that, particularly in Baltimore. >:)

-Eric

37 posted on 03/27/2002 12:36:37 PM PST by E Rocc
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To: Cagey
Ted Kennedy won't be able to speak in his most sensible manner anymore.

-Eric

38 posted on 03/27/2002 12:38:10 PM PST by E Rocc
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To: Cagey
Bwaaaaahaha...

Now if they could do something about Grape Nuts...

39 posted on 03/27/2002 12:42:58 PM PST by maxwell
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To: Cagey
Well, Benny Hill, not to mention Joseph Pujol, better known as Le Petomane must be breaking wind in their graves at this news!
40 posted on 03/27/2002 3:38:58 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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