Wednesday, February 20, 2013

And yet, not a word about elevators.

Hopefully the TSA will now allow passengers to bring gas masks on board. A new study finds that breaking wind while one is flying is healthy and recommended.
AFP reports that Danish gastroenterologist Jacob Rosenberg got the idea for the study after dealing with flatulence from several passengers during a flight from Copenhagen to Tokyo.
“(Holding back) holds significant drawbacks for the individual, such as discomfort and even pain, bloating, dyspepsia (indigestion), pyrosis (heartburn) just to name but a few resulting abdominal symptoms,” the study stated.
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3 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

How about 4 vegans carpooling in a Prius? Nothing worse than tofu and hummus farts.

Sevesteen said...

There's truth to that. Had USAF altitude chamber training, where they pump most of the air out of a room to simulate high altitudes. They warned us to avoid gassy foods, told us to fart if necessary, and used a rubber glove over a bottle while the chamber was running to demonstrate how much the gas would expand at altitude.

Toejam said...

How do you know that, hiswiseangel?

Ever smell a healthy portion of gas produced by overcooked, greasy bacon and poached eggs after it has been enclosed in an enzime rich bowel envionment swimming in a quart of day old Dinkelacker beer?

Damn, even the spincter holds its nose when that mixture exits.