Once you read this article, you can officially say you’ve read them all. Scientists at the University of Exeter insist that smelling farts can prevent cancer as well as other major health problems. This story was reported by Time Magazine, so you know it’s not fake.
In a university study
, which will be published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications
journal, finds that hydrogen sulfide, the gas created when bacteria breaks down food, also known as “rotten egg gas,” has been found to reduce the risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria, which serves as the powerhouse of cells. Dr. Mark Wood explained that:
“Although hydrogen sulfide gas is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases.”
It’s important to note that you don’t want to smell the whole fart, as this study explains that it’s beneficial only in tiny doses. If you haven’t heard, there is a worldwide shortage of farts, so scientists are creating an “artificial flatulence” compound. Professor Matt Whiteman explains:
“‘We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.”
Once I walked into an empty elevator as a larger, sweaty janitor fellow was walking out. As soon as the doors closed, I realized I was the lone victim of a gift that janitor had left in the elevator for whoever was next in there. It was a long, thick, and sour elevator ride of shallow breaths.
Little did I know, he was saving my life. Wherever you are, thanks dude.