Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,523
30%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: flatulence

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Smelling farts could be the best thing you do today [bizarre "health discovery"]

    07/12/2014 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    CNET.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anthony Domanico
    It's Friday, and what better way to spend the day that starts with F than talking about Flatulence? Anyone who has accidentally let one rip in a social situation understands the immediate horror associated with getting caught passing gas. But instead of being ashamed when you fart in public, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped saved someone's life. Well, that's what a study currently getting some attention might suggest, but it's more complicated than that. The study out of the University of Exeter in the UK found that the hydrogen sulfide gas...
  • California’s Brave New World [semi-satire]

    12/04/2016 9:07:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    While the most of the country has voted to veer away from the transformation of America spearheaded by President Obama, California has vowed to stay the course, at least on the environmental front. In terms of air quality, the state has enacted new regulations to limit how much methane gas cows are allowed to emit while farting. California Air Resources Board science adviser Ryan McCarthy called the attempt “truly ambitious. No one really knows how we’re going to get this done. The State Assembly deserves credit for taking on a task that may well be impossible.” “The obvious first response...
  • Police: Man stinks up Georgia bar using flatulence spray

    04/15/2016 9:09:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    AP ^ | April 15, 2016
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he unleashed a bottle of flatulence spray inside an Athens bar. The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1Mx8avn ) reports that a woman told officers 20-year-old Blake Leland Zengo sprayed her in the face with a product designed to smell like flatulence.
  • Why We Need a Better Way to Measure Farts

    04/03/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1April 2016 | David Robson
    Excerpt:I hate to say it, but doctors have something of a flatulence problem: at the moment, they know embarrassingly little about the bubbles brewing in your bowels. “What comes out of the backside only tells us about the last 20cm of the gut,” says Peter Gibson at Monash University in Victoria, Australia....Gibson wants to know what’s happening in the previous 130cm of the digestive tract, leading up to that final explosion.... Digestion depends on the subtle interactions between your genes, diet, metabolism, and the myriad micro-organisms inhabiting your body, each of which may leave its signature in gaseous by-products. A...
  • Cops: Woman Beat Husband Over Flatulence(Victim was kicked, elbowed for passing gas while in bed)

    12/22/2015 12:26:37 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 67 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 22, 2015
    DECEMBER 22--Angered by her husband’s repeated farting in bed, a Florida woman allegedly elbowed, kicked, and scratched her spouse, according to police who arrested her for battery. Dawn Meikle, 55, is facing a misdemeanor charge following a 3:20 AM confrontation in the Port St. Lucie home she shares with her husband Donald. As detailed in a December 11 arrest affidavit, Donald told cops that “while he was lying in bed he passed gas,” which prompted Dawn to begin “elbowing him on his arm.” When Donald’s flatulence continued, “Dawn began kicking him and eventually kicked him out of their bed,” police...
  • EPA Spent $700,000 to Reduce Pig Flatulence in Thailand

    12/03/2014 11:29:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If we could reclassify the EPA as pig flatulence, we could get the EPA to fund its own elimination. A report released by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake found numerous examples of EPA mismanagement and excess, including employees illegitimately spending $15 million on agency credit cards and $9 million the agency lost track of funding projects in California. Happens to everyone. One time I lost track of $12 million in Arizona and couldn’t find it for a week. $1,500,000 annually to store out-of-date and unwanted publications at an Ohio warehouse” and another “$700,000 to attempt to reduce methane emitted from...
  • Frenchman develops pills to make flatulence smell of roses

    11/25/2014 3:24:54 PM PST · by Cry if I Wanna · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rory Mulholland
    A Frenchman has developed a range of pills aimed at making people’s flatulence smell sweeter - of chocolate or of roses - which he says will make the perfect Christmas present. The 65-year-old artist and inventor says his pills are aimed at easing indigestion and are made of 100 percent natural ingredients such as fennel, seaweed and blueberries.
  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]

    04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime
    Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owner’s new baby. But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason. Lenny is one gassy kitty. Shelter staff thought they’d found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption...
  • Passing gas 101: What your flatulence patterns mean for your health

    04/01/2014 10:52:40 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 95 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 01, 2014 | By Loren Grush
    Passing gas: Everybody does it – and no one wants to admit it. This embarrassing habit may seem foul, but breaking wind is simply an unavoidable byproduct of our daily digestion. In fact, the average individual can pass gas anywhere from 13 to 21 times a day. But your gaseous patterns can actually speak volumes about your health, especially in regards to your eating habits, and they may even serve as an indication of larger digestive health issues. “People who produce excessive amounts of gas and particularly foul smelling gas – if you’re eating a super high fiber diet, that...
  • Opera singer ‘can’t work’ over uncontrollable flatulence

    01/27/2014 7:36:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | David K. Li
    An opera diva claims her career might be over — because she can’t belt out big notes without passing gas. Singer Amy Herbst is suing an Army hospital over allegedly botching a procedure that’s forced her off stage with chronic incontinence and flatulence. The opera performer and her hubby, US Army Staff Sgt. James Herbst, are plaintiffs in the federal complaint against Fort Campbell’s Blachfiled Army Community Hospital in Kentucky.
  • Making a big stink: man sues his bishop for failing to exorcise flatulent demons

    04/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 11, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details: A Romanian lawyer is suing his local Orthodox bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home.Madalin Ciculescu, 34, accused the five of fraud after they turned up several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business.He claimed that after the failed exorcism the demons even started haunting him at his home at Pitesti in Arges County in central Romania.The case alleging ‘religious malpractice’ is reportedly the first time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian...
  • Social Security Administration takes back reprimand of flatulent worker

    01/11/2013 12:25:09 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | 1-11-13 | josh hicks
    The Social Security Administration officially reprimanded an employee whom colleagues accused of continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.” After the Smoking Gun posted the reprimand letter online, the agency said it had withdrawn its disciplinary action against the flatulent worker. “When senior management became aware of the reprimand it was immediately rescinded,” agency spokeswoman Dorothy J. Clark said in an e-mail to The federal Eye. The agency did not respond to requests to provide a date for its rescinding action. It also did not answer questions about the status of the employee...
  • Formal Reprimand Issued To Flatulent Federal Worker

    12/21/2012 4:24:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 55 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 21, 2012
    DECEMBER 21--A federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office. In a December 10 letter accusing him of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” the Social Security Administration employee was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors. The worker, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, reportedly submitted evidence that he...
  • Scientists: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    05/08/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    csmonitor ^ | May 8, 2012
    Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. And just like big cows, their plant digestion was aided by methane-producing microbes. "A simple mathematical model suggests that the...
  • Oniony pig farts legal, court rules

    12/27/2011 2:25:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Dec 11 10:29 CET
    A court in the northern German town of Osnabrück has ruled that a farmer is allowed to feed his pigs vast quantities of raw onions, despite complaints from neighbors about their eye-watering gaseous emissions. The farmer has been feeding his 1,500 pigs several cubic meters of onions every week for the past 14 years, but city authorities ordered him to stop, and threatened to fine him €2,500 (US$3,267), after locals complained of the resulting pungent porcine farts. The council justified its decision on the grounds that planning permission for the pigsty forbade “strong-smelling foods, e.g. kitchen waste.” But the court...
  • Pakistan Bans "Monkey Crotch", Other Phrases

    11/24/2011 5:49:39 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/21/11 | Nosheen Abbas
    What do the words sex, lavender, flatulence, quickie, butt, mango and pud have in common? They are among more than 1,000 words deemed so obscene by the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority that they have instructed mobile phone operators to block them from all text messages. It is a decision that has left many in Pakistan unsure whether to be staggered, amused or outraged. Social media sites such as Twitter have been flooded with posts about the decision. An unconfirmed list has been circulating online. Many of the words are sexually explicit but the inclusion of some words and phrases appear to...
  • Better in than out: African country set to make breaking wind a crime

    01/28/2011 11:25:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 28, 2011 | Colin Fernandez
    Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.' But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? 'And how about at meetings where it is difficult to...
  • Better in than out: African country set to make breaking wind a crime

    01/31/2011 5:53:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2011 | Colin Fernandez
    Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.' But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? 'And how about at meetings where it is difficult to...
  • Man goes berserk after excessive-flatulence teasing

    01/20/2011 5:13:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 19, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    <p>Police say a Connecticut man became so angered by a woman's reprimand for his continued flatulence at a party that he went on a stabbing spree, killing a personal friend.</p> <p>According to published reports, Marc Higgins, 21, allegedly stabbed to death his friend, Matthew Walton, and injured three others during a house party Saturday night in Bristol, Conn., where alcohol was being consumed.</p>
  • Penguin Farts in the Face of Another Penguin (very funny video)

    12/09/2010 7:30:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Start your day off with a good laugh by watching a short video clip of a penguin that cuts a fart. what really makes it great though, is the penguin that is following right behind it, makes a quick U-Turn. I guess it proves that all animal farts smell bad to others