Study: Fart all you want on airplanes, it’s good for you

Nicole Lafond Contributor
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Passengers aboard aircrafts are encouraged by a new study to fart all they want.

“[Not farting when the urge presents itself] 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, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on Feb. 5, stated.

Pilots, however, are encouraged not to fart, because grossed out co-pilots can render flights unsafe, CBS Charlotte reported.

The researchers, who also found that women’s farts smell worse than men’s, encouraged airlines to embed seat cushions with charcoal to neutralize odors.

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