Toilet humour starts in our school days. Whether we're two or 20, we can find flatulence funny but this laughing gas is also a social embarrassment and a source of domestic strife.
Now you might think that this article is simply funny, but actually it is a health issue and the good news, if you didn't know it, is that farting is a sign of good health. It means, most likely that you are eating the right foods, foods that are high in fibre, and when you couple that with the fact that colon cancer is in the top 3 of killing cancers, a diet high in fibre, even with all the flatulence, is better for your colon.
Anyway, as it turns out, this group got together to study which foods cause the most flatulence. Of course, if you guessed beans, you're right. " It seems they're a deadly combination of fibre and complex sugars — two of the three biggest wind producers. They pass straight to the colon, where the bacteria think it's party time."
But other foods came up high on the list too, including, according to the accompanying video , fizzy drinks! All those sparkly little bubbles. Guess that'd include champagne too, wouldn't it? And of course, cabbage and veggies were way up there too. Must be awkward for vegetarians with their dependence on beans and vegetables. But I'm sure after some time their systems get used to it.
Funny as it all sounds, this article is a great read, and the video has some choice moments too. (Make sure you watch it) When you consider that the guys involved in this study ate the foods, then went to bed in one room, while one person stayed up monitoring the number of farts ... well I can see one of America's Funniest videos here if anyone took a video of the actual "farty night".
And just imagine the poor guy, Chris, lovingly dubbed the "fart master", stuck in the room overnight, given that "by morning Matt, who ate meat, is at the bottom of the table with eight farts. Next is Joey on 13 with his dairy diet. Eggs gave Tim a total of 17 and Clint's veggies ended up in second place with 29. The big winner by a long margin was Simon and the baked beans with a whopping windy score of 37."
If he didn't die from noxious fumes, he must have died laughing, a bit like the dog in the photo!