Saturday, August 20, 2005
Years ago, we were sitting around watching something on television when a commercial came on for a ladies’ hair removal product. It was the one where several girls danced around on the beach and by the pool and in the bathroom while the song “Who Wears Short Shorts?” played in the background. My uncle said, “That girl is so skinny, if she farts, she’ll go up like a rocket.” This began a conversation about farts in general and someone (I think it was my uncle again) wondered aloud why farts smell so bad in the shower. That was many years ago, way before the internet; so, all we could do was wonder.
This morning, the question occurred to me again. It isn’t important to you why the question arose. It just arose, so to speak. Now, thanks to Al Gore, we have the internet and the ability to immediately find out anything we’ve ever wanted to know about farts and farting. The answer to the shower question has something to do with the heat and humidity in the shower as well as the confined area. Go ahead. Click on the link. You know you want to.