We all know that passing gas in public sends a message. Usually that message is unwelcome. Among herring, however, communicating through flatulence may not be as fishy as it sounds. Continue reading
A person would have to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months to produce enough gas to equal the energy from one atomic bomb explosion.
According to his medical records, Adolf Hitler suffered from uncontrollable flatulence and took up to 28 different drugs to try to control the embarrassing condition.
A Japanese scroll art created 200 years ago during the Edo period (1603-1868) is dedicated to gas warfare, but not the kind of gas traditionally used in combat.
The He-Gassen (literally “Fart Battle”) portrays multiple scenes where individuals direct their flatulence against their adversaries. Art historians believe the work was inspired by a growing suspicion of foreign influence during that period.
Inasmuch as “kamikaze” literally means “divine wind,” one can’t help but note the fact that wind — divine or otherwise — has a long history of being used against foreign opposition.