I used to tell my sons that if they farted in public they had to sniff it all up before anyone smelled it. When my youngest was 14 he overheard me telling someone else about this, and he said, "Oh my god, I believed that until, like, a year ago!"
I just asked my son if there were any other ones he remembered (I do this a lot - make stuff up and tell it to my kids as gospel truth) and he said, "There are, but I've blocked them out due to the mental trauma of being called stupid by my friends."
So-Called Breathing Meditation: A notice on the mistranslation of Ānāpānasatihttp://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandal ... editation/Mazard's argument is that a key term, apāna, has been badly mistranslated and gone virtually unnoticed. rather than meaning 'out breath' it in fact means 'fart'. If this is the case it could have far reaching consequences for meditation technique.
A new compound (AP39), designed and made at the University of Exeter, could hold the key to future therapies, by targeting delivery of very small amounts of the substance to the right (or key) places inside cells.
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