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Passing Wind
« on: 29/05/2003 17:39:18 »
A weird one... Anyone know why the gases we pass ourselves are never as offensive to us as one done by somebody else ... Is there a scientific reason, i'm truly serious?

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #1 on: 30/05/2003 00:16:43 »
You, serious!?!!  C'mon Exodus, we all know what a Russ Abbott clone...er fan you are!  Seriously, YOU should go into comedy.

That being said, the only answer I can think of is the old expression "a skunk never smells his own".
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #2 on: 30/05/2003 09:22:58 »
I was truly serious! i have honestly wondered why... Could it be psychological? As for comedy... i don't think there is much of a market for scientific comedians. ;)

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #3 on: 30/05/2003 14:08:50 »
If there was a science comedy show on I know I would watch it:D:D:D

And Exie, you would make a great comedian!:)

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #4 on: 30/05/2003 18:56:12 »
what did the spanish fireman call his two sons????

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #5 on: 30/05/2003 19:23:14 »
Yeah Exodus you are a truth comedian, you have it in your blood.

And some how you'll always managed to find the right gif for your topic. Impressive!

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #6 on: 31/05/2003 08:14:50 »
quote:
Originally posted by Exodus

what did the spanish fireman call his two sons????

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HOSE A AND HOSE B

<CRASH>

SORRY THAT WAS ME FALLING OF THE CHAIR WITH LAUGHTER !

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THERE GOES ANOTHER RIB INTO THE BARGAIN !

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #7 on: 31/05/2003 11:52:46 »
A classic joke! you know you love it!

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #8 on: 31/05/2003 18:56:19 »
A man driving down a highway sees a police car behind him put on its lights to stop.  He figures "aww, I can outrun this guy" and floors the accelerator.  Soon it becomes apparent that he can't outrun the police car and he pulls over.  A grouchy looking cop tells him "look mister, I've had a crumby day so if you can make me laugh, I'll let you go".  A few minutes later the man drives away happy, and the policeman is still standing beside the road, [8D]laughing:D.

What did the man say?
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #9 on: 02/06/2003 07:46:09 »
I reckon he told the cop that his wife had left him for a police officer. He thought that the police car was chasing him to return her...
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #10 on: 02/06/2003 17:38:06 »
BINGO!
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #11 on: 02/06/2003 23:07:39 »
LOL

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #12 on: 03/06/2003 06:48:52 »
haha, that's a good one!

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #13 on: 03/06/2003 13:52:37 »
So any ideas about wind? We need an expert with a Phd in Flatulence!

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #14 on: 04/06/2003 01:37:07 »
When I do my PhD, I'll definitely not do it on this .... one word: ew! :D

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #15 on: 04/06/2003 08:40:41 »
I think the answer to the fart question lies in perspective and instinct.

In the same way that when you hear a recording of your voice you know it's you, but you can't believe that you sound like that.

Similarly, when you are chatting with people you might meet someone with a really annoying voice (such as someone who has been watching too many Australian soap operas to the extent that they have now started inflecting their voice at the end of each sentence making everything they say sound like a question ! - sorry Quantum !)

But you don't find your own voice annoying, even if you are that person with the annoying way of speaking. Similarly, others in the room might find what you say is utter drivel, but you feel you are contributing pearls of wisdom (this complaint frequently affects pissed people).

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #16 on: 04/06/2003 23:27:07 »
Well then, Chris, we'll expect some real pearls of wisdom from you after you drink those 18 bottles of wine Richard brought back from France;)!

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #17 on: 05/06/2003 03:52:35 »
lol Chris ... no offence taken, you made me laugh:)

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #18 on: 09/06/2003 22:11:07 »
Hello all, newbie here, obviously.  Anyway, to take a stab at the fart question, I believe people in general do not detect their own gas because their senses have become super saturated.  If you smell something long enough, you can't detect it anymore.  Just my 2 cents.  BTW, I get a kick out of all the topics here, from fart questions to "how many calories in semen"
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #19 on: 09/06/2003 23:15:50 »
Welcome to the forum jdelgado !

I agree with your point about super-saturation, but that still ignores the crux of this question which is why other peoples' smell worse. Assuming the proximity is the same that is !

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #20 on: 10/06/2003 02:15:26 »
Hi Jdelgado!

Welcome.  I see you came in through the "back door"[:o)].
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #21 on: 11/06/2003 11:04:02 »
Hi, I'm only new here(as you can see),but I do have a question:-if it's really super-saturation why sometimes you can still smell it?

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #22 on: 12/06/2003 21:49:05 »
I'd have to say that the poot that just left you was just seconds before a part of you. Your olfactory nerves are a part of you as well. For a lack of a better term, it's simply your flavor.
 

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #23 on: 12/06/2003 22:58:29 »
What's super-saturation means?

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Re: Passing Wind
« Reply #24 on: 13/06/2003 00:32:54 »
Well, saturation is when there are too many of the molecules that are being dissolved for the water to keep them apart. Saturation is the point that the dissolved substance has exactly as many molecules as the water can possibly keep apart. I suppose super-saturation is when there are too many moleclues? I don't know really :-p

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