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Let ‘Em Rip: Study Finds Passengers Passing Gas Mid-Flight Healthy

CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — Hopefully the TSA will now allow passengers to bring gas masks on board flights.

A new study finds that breaking wind while one is flying is healthy and recommended.

AFP reports that Danish gastroenterologist Jacob Rosenberg got the idea for the study after dealing with flatulence from several passengers during a flight from Copenhagen to Tokyo.

“(Holding back) holds significant drawbacks for the individual, such as discomfort and even pain, bloating, dyspepsia (indigestion), pyrosis (heartburn) just to name but a few resulting abdominal symptoms,” the study stated.

Despite giving the all-clear for passengers to “just let it go,” researchers warned that pilots shouldn’t let one rip while in the cockpit.

“On the one hand, if the pilot restrains a fart, all the drawbacks previously mentioned, including impaired concentration, may affect his abilities to control the plane,” researchers said in the study, according to AFP. “On the other hand, if he lets go of the fart, his co-pilot may be affected by its odor, which again reduces safety onboard the flight.”

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» 15 Comments

  1. IronyCurtain

    February 21st, 2013

    Who in God’s name is paying for these studies?

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  2. TexMark

    February 21st, 2013

    Well, does this mean I should let ‘em rip during worship services, standing in line at the unemployment office, in the free clinic’s waiting room, walking the serving line at Luby’s…? I remember busting one at the foul line as the team’s anchor bowler during league play as a present for the lead-off bowler on the opposition team!

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  3. eternal cracker p

    February 21st, 2013

    Just to be extra safe, in addition to farting, you should also pee yourself, vomit on yourself, and all women shouldn’t fly unless they are menstruating. Cover all your bases.

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  4. the aardvark

    February 21st, 2013

    Can you stii fart in an elevator full of crowded people or is that not allowed? Do you have to hold it till you get off the elevator and then let er rip?

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  5. thirdtwin

    February 21st, 2013

    @Irony Curtain…

    Presumably Denmark’s Socialist serfs. I imagine if Herr Doktor Rosenberg had been an artist instead of a gut doc, he would have worked though his trauma by getting a grant from the Danish Government Art Department to produce a piece of…art, with which to adorn Copenhagen International Airport.

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  6. Chieftain

    February 21st, 2013

    One of my Fellow Chiefs on TR was very effective at ensuring our Division Officer’s afternoon meetings were as short as possible, by eating a healthy lunch that consisted of bean salad, raw onions, bleu cheese dressing and as many hot peppericino peppers he could stuff down. By the time the 1:00 meeting was ready to start, our boy was visibly inflating, and he only had to rip two or three before the meeting adjourned and everyone cleared the compartment as quickly as possible.

    It was a gift…

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  7. Chip Kale

    February 21st, 2013

    What about submarines?

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 21st, 2013

     
  9. grayjohn

    February 21st, 2013

    No one pays for it. CBS just makes this shit up to distract us from Obama’s evil.

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  10. grayjohn

    February 21st, 2013

    BFH the edit option is really great. Thanks.

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  11. Cruisin Cat

    February 21st, 2013

    At least they have thos O2 masks that drop down from the ceiling…

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  12. TexMark

    February 21st, 2013

    We had a secure room (vault) at one of the Naval stations I was assigned to and that was a place where some shipmates would go to hide instead of doing there job. So, I wasn’t bashful at chasing them off when I was in the vault to work and they’d come in and bother me.

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  13. SPQR

    February 21st, 2013

    And you wondered what Liberals think about all day?

    Only a Liberal could have come up with that one.

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  14. fullcirclethinker

    February 21st, 2013

    Maybe the airlines could hand out charcoal filter underwear before boarding and pick them up after the flight?

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  15. scr_north

    February 21st, 2013

    Doesn’t Denmark have a skyhigh suicide rate? Anyway, I won’t worry about this until I see an episode of “Mayday” about a plane crashing due to an over-ejection of flatulent gas that exceeded the aircraft specifications. Or if someone traps me in a window seat and proceeds to discolor the air around me. That would certainly not be “Flying the friendly skies”.

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