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California Is Going After Its Farting Cows

It's all part of Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to fight climate change

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills. "You know, when Noah wanted to build his ark, most of the people laughed at him?" Brown said, per the Sacramento Bee , adding... More »

Soccer Player Kicked Out of Match for Farting

Ref calls it 'deliberate provocation'; player says he simply had a 'bad stomach'

(Newser) - In what local media described as "bizarre circumstances," a Swedish soccer player ended up being ousted from a match Friday for the "unsportsmanlike behavior" of breaking wind, the Guardian reports. Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a 25-year-old player for Pershagens SK, tells a Swedish media outlet he had a... More »

Cause of Brawl at Florida Bar: a Fart

It's not clear exactly what happened, but someone definitely farted

(Newser) - "The argument was due to someone farting." That's what police were told after responding to a fight between two couples at Key West's Sloppy Joe's bar last Monday, the Miami Herald reports. It's not clear who farted or how exactly the fart set off... More »

Student Arrested Over Fart-Spray Incident

Blake Zengo allegedly knows how to clear out a bar

(Newser) - One University of Georgia student may have just single-handedly justified the 21-year-old legal drinking age after the 20-year-old was arrested for allegedly spraying Athens bar customers with bottled farts, USA Today reports. It started around around 1:40am when a woman told police a customer inside Whiskey Bent was spraying... More »

Puzzling Ocean Buzz Could Be Fish Farts

Scientists say the Pacific Ocean is filled with strange sound at dusk and dawn

(Newser) - When scientists first started hearing an odd noise emanating from the depths of the Pacific Ocean a few years ago, they didn't know what to think. The sound (described as a continuous humming or buzzing that only happens at certain times of day) wasn't from typical ocean activity... More »

'Farting Corpse' Film Makes Noise at Festival

'Swiss Army Man' divides audiences at Sundance

(Newser) - A new film starring Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse is dividing audiences at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Us Weekly reports. In Swiss Army Man, the erstwhile Harry Potter plays a dead body discovered by a suicidal man (Paul Dano) on a deserted island. Dano rides Radcliffe across the... More »

Wife Jailed for Battery in Florida Fart Fight

Her husband wouldn't stop passing gas in bed

(Newser) - Farts are always funny until somebody gets hurt. The Smoking Gun reports a 55-year-old Florida woman was arrested for allegedly beating up her husband when he wouldn't stop passing gas in bed. Dawn Meikle's husband Donald broke the seal early Dec. 11 while they were both lying in... More »

Did Pork Roll Company Fire Man for Farting?

His wife certainly seems to think so

(Newser) - An employee of one of New Jersey's top pork roll makers was fired for passing too much gas in the office, at least according to his wife, who's suing the company. Louann Clem claims her husband suffered serious consequences, including extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea, from gastric bypass... More »

How a Farting Drummer Cost a DC Bar $500

It has to do with an open window

(Newser) - What to do when you let rip a fart so noxious you're afraid it might offend patrons of the blues bar at which you're performing? If you're in Washington, DC, and it's after 12:30am, the answer is not "open a window." But that'... More »

Council Bans Pot Smell, Guy Asks It to Ban Farts

Way to tackle the important issues, says Oregon man

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the city of Pendleton, Ore., decided to tweak its nuisance ordinance to include a $500 fine for excessive marijuana smoke emanating from a property—though the New York Daily News notes that marijuana itself becomes legal in Oregon in July. "With great relief," Peter Walters... More »

Fart Apps Banned From Apple Watch

Looks like company's aiming for 'elegant' image

(Newser) - Fart jokes are available on 3,000-year-old Sumerian stone tablets but apparently not on Apple's latest piece of 21st-century technology. The developer of Fart Watch , a whoopee cushion-inspired app that boasts it can "turn your Apple Watch and iPhone into a remote-controlled fart machine," tells Cult of... More »

Why We Fart More on Airplanes

Danish physician probes the science of flatulence

(Newser) - When someone passes gas at 35,000 feet, there's nowhere to hide—so a Danish doctor has come up with ways to fart less on airplanes and better disguise the odor when we do, the BBC reports. The doctor, Jacob Rosenberg, says the topic grabbed him on a long... More »

Inventor: I Make Farts Smell Like Chocolate

Christian Poincheval says 'fart pills' make a great gift

(Newser) - Christian Poincheval was enjoying a meal out with friends six years ago when he had his eureka moment and the idea for a new product popped into his head. What sparked his creativity? "After a hearty meal, we almost suffocated as our farts were smelly," the French inventor... More »

Silent but Healthy: Sniffing Farts Is Good for You

Or say scientists at the University of Exeter

(Newser) - To put it one way, small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and thus help ward off maladies such as dementia, diabetes, and even cancer. To put it another way, "smelling farts could be the best thing you do today," as per CNET . As the Independent ... More »

Gassy Cows Cause Barn Explosion

There were 90 of them in the German barn

(Newser) - A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany yesterday when methane released by the animals caused an explosion. Police in Hesse state said in a statement that a static electric charge apparently triggered the detonation, and a spurt of flame, at a farm... More »

Study Reveals Why Pilots' Farts Can Be Dangerous

...but passengers' are fine

(Newser) - Need to pass gas on a plane? No worries—assuming you're a passenger, says an oddball new study. In fact, researchers encourage you to go right ahead: Pressure changes associated with flying do indeed make us more gassy, and holding it means potential indigestion and heartburn, AFP reports. If... More »

Cops: Guy Threatened Gassy Neighbor With Gun

Daniel Collins Jr. apparently not a fan of gas-passing

(Newser) - Be careful where you fart: A New Jersey man is accused of threatening his neighbor with a gun after hearing the neighbor pass gas outside his apartment door. Daniel Collins Jr., 72, allegedly pointed a 32-caliber revolver at the neighbor and said, "I'm going to put a hole... More »

Culprit in Prehistoric Climate Change: Dinosaur Farts

Dino flatulence could be to blame, says new study

(Newser) - Dinosaurs may have their own flatulence to thank for the warm climate—about 18 degrees hotter—when they roamed the Earth back 150 million years or so ago. During the Mesozoic era, the creatures likely generated 520 million metric tons of methane every year, researchers find. That's not too... More »

Marines Ban Audible Farts in Afghanistan

Bend over backwards to avoid offending Afghans

(Newser) - US military leaders, sensitive to winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan, have instituted several unloved regulations on troops there—no swearing, no talking about volatile subjects like politics or girls. But now leaders apparently want to win ears and noses, too, as they have introduced an unusual no-no—no farting,... More »

Malawi to Outlaw Farting

'Local courts' law will also forbid impersonating a fortune teller

(Newser) - The government of Malawi is about to enact a law making it illegal to “foul the air” in public, the Daily Mail reports. Yes, farting will be one of many behaviors outlawed by new legislation that will set up “Local Courts” around the country. These courts will be... More »

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