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Scientists are building an animal fart database

Does it fart?” is one of most frequent questions zoologists receive from kids, said Dani Rabaiotti of the Zoological Society of London. In fact, the whole #DoesItFart adventure started when her teenage brother asked if snakes ever experience flatulence. Rabaiotti knew from her own work that the wild dogs of Africa definitely fart, as do the extremely gassy seals that reside on the Atlantic island of South Georgia. But she wasn’t sure about snakes, so she consulted snake expert David Steen. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Jan 12, 2017 - 36 comments

The History of Farting for Money

Linda Rodriguez at The New Republic: “Roland, court minstrel to 12th century English king Henry II, probably had many talents. But history has recorded only one.” (Originally posted with a few additional pictures on Atlas Obscura.) [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 4, 2016 - 24 comments

the charming tale of a young boy with a singular dream

"It was me. I did it. I was the first person to fart in the Sydney Olympic Pool. I can't completely verify that nobody farted in the Olympic pool before me, but I'm fairly certain nobody farted in it until I did. This is my story, the story of a 10-year-old boy with a flatulent dream."
posted by everybody had matching towels on Nov 2, 2015 - 19 comments

let it go?

Who Farts? And Who Cares? "Sociologists Martin Weinberg and Colin Williams wanted to know. They and their team interviewed 172 college students about their habits and concerns about farting and pooping. They published their results in an article called Fecal Matters. They discovered that everybody farts and everybody cares, but not everyone cares all the time or equally." [more inside]
posted by flex on Mar 9, 2015 - 78 comments

Want to go out for a fart?

I'm what you would call a social farter. [more inside]
posted by empatterson on Mar 22, 2013 - 43 comments

cognates from Lithuanian to Sanskrit and Greek

"Puzzling Heritage: The verb 'fart.'" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 19, 2012 - 30 comments

...this symmetric aperture is called the "fenetre de breeze", roughly translated meaning the "zephyr window".

The Great Crepitation Contest of 1946 [mp3 at bottom] lingers on in the memories of record collectors, radio historians, and a generation of post-war vulgarians from Dr. Demento to Howard Stern. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's vivid recording of the contest (conceived at a company stag party) inspired legions of LP cover artists: an early public airing was encased in a sleeve designed by one of the earliest proponents of the illustrated album cover. Later editions were adorned with shockingly detailed renditions of the Great Contest, created by a variety of anonymous geniuses. (Speaking of art, it was also a rumored favorite of Salvador Dali). Though it has inspired various lurid myths, we've learned a little bit about the deepest roots of the contest right here on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Apr 24, 2012 - 14 comments

fancy fart art

He-Gassen - aka The Japanese Fart Scrolls. More at the Waseda University Library. (Alert: some ribald artsy nudity within)
posted by madamjujujive on Feb 19, 2012 - 39 comments

Hitler’s gas chamber

Scent of a Führer - The dictator who smelt it, dealt it. Hitler wanted to control the world. But he couldn't even control his flatulence. (Via)
posted by growabrain on Nov 3, 2007 - 56 comments

The Language of Farting

The Language of Farting
posted by empath on Jul 18, 2007 - 31 comments

Joseph Pujol

(FPA: First Post Alert) A century or so ago, there lived a French baker with a most prodigious talent. He was also one of the Moulin Rouge's most successful performers (sorry about that, Nicole Kidman). In 1974, Mel Brooks gave him a sly homage in Blazing Saddles that blew over the heads of most theatregoers. And now, sadly, his fame and talent has been mostly forgotten to the ages. His name was Joseph Pujol, aka Le Petomane ("The Fartiste"), and in opposition to today's world of increasingly strict decency standards (and promotion of the unmanly pimpf lifestyle), the legend of this bellowing* blowhard deserves to live on.

*Warning: Salaciously-questionable graphic at the top of this link's page - click on one of the latter three links if you are of a delicate constitution or in a workish environment.
posted by dakotadusk on Jun 21, 2004 - 17 comments

Pull My Finger

Pull my finger. Despite my ambitions to be a sophisticate, I must confess that this is the most entertaining thing I've found on the Web in weeks. Flash fun, although it's not Friday.
posted by hipnerd on Sep 3, 2003 - 21 comments

Burp, Ffffft, Flick ... Survey Shows How Gross We Are

Burp, Ffffft, Flick ... Survey Shows How Gross We Are Nosepicking, burping and passing wind in public are rife among the population, according to a survey which questioned 6,000 people about their personal habits (from The Scotsman)
posted by scotty on Aug 26, 2002 - 19 comments


Under-Ease: Say hello to flatulence filters—kinda like Brita technology for the other end.
posted by mosspink on Jul 30, 2002 - 23 comments

Indian Scientists find cure for Flatulence

Indian Scientists find cure for Flatulence I don't know.....this could be even more disturbing than cloning!
posted by Lanternjmk on Mar 27, 2002 - 12 comments


Create-a-Fart. "Congratulations, you have created A Long, Swampy Wet Fart that was Barely Noticable. You can email your fart to a friend, or make a new fart. " Doesn't get any better than this.
posted by swift on Nov 6, 2001 - 37 comments

UnderEZ by UnderTec

UnderEZ by UnderTec
Under-Tec Corp presents a new product to eliminate the foul odor caused by flatulence. Under-Ease are a patented protective underwear with a specially designed pocket with replacable multi-layered filter.

certainly seems to be a marketable product. i'm thinking that beyond the geriatric set this appears to be aimed at, it might be useful for those sunday afternoon football games, when all the guys are huddled around the t.v., drinking beer and eating doritos...
posted by bwg on Jul 23, 2001 - 7 comments

The NEXT next 'All Your Base...'

The NEXT next 'All Your Base...' Japanese farting fetish videos for sale. (non-pornographic link)
posted by Dirjy on May 4, 2001 - 20 comments

Mr Methane is the world's only performing flatulist.

Mr Methane is the world's only performing flatulist. His site is ... well, you just have to see his site.
[blame riothero, he made me remember this. ]
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Mar 9, 2000 - 1 comment

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