Monday, April 03, 2006

Question of the day

Why do shower farts smell so bad? I think on average they are probably 12 to 15 times worse than regular farts.

My first guess was that regular farts smell just as bad initially, but that they are then filtered by your clothes. This does not explain, however, why shower farts smell worse than regular naked farts. (The appropriate time for all of you to stop imagining me naked is... now.)

So clearly it must be the water. But why? How?

6 comments:

sadielady said...

oh god, this is so gross. yet for some strange reason i feel compelled to leave a comment.

it must be the heat and the steam of the shower that somehow trap your shower farts and make them seem so much more intense. bad odors do tend to smell even worse in the heat, don't they?

and yes, this does make it more difficult to fantasize about that ass of yours that you once commented was your best feature ....

yet i remain undeterred. you still sound hot.

Anonymous said...

no, need to repeat, I agree with the sadielady.

Pettifogger said...

According to this Facts on Farts page, it's not the fart that smells worse, but that you can smell better, because it's a small enclosed space, and the heat, and humidity enhance your sense of smell.

Brancibeer said...

Oh, i wanted to answer the question but petti (great link btw) hit it first. Heat tends to excite molecules thereby making them more active and reactive. The more intense sulfer smell is therefore a direct result of this increased excitement both within the gas and within your nose.

Erin Mc said...

it's not only shower farts that smell worse, but ANY water farts... baths, pools, ocean.

I like how this is my first time ever commenting here, and I am so willing to admit I have farted in those places.

Nye! said...

I am continually amazed at the sophistocation of our readers. How many other blogs' readers do you think have the Facts on Farts page close at hand? Not many, I'm guessing.

I'm not entirely convinced though. I will need to do some research regarding how bad farts smell under cold water before I'm willing to accept the heat/humidity theory.