Why do farts smell worse and linger longer in the shower?

12 February 2006

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Question

I know it sounds a bit crude, but I was wondering why farts seem to smell a bit worse and linger longer when we're in the shower?

Answer

I have no idea! I guess that it's something to do with the enclosed environment within the shower. There's less airflow to disperse the odour. Whatever happens, you will adapt and get used to the odour. Your olfactory system is very good at habituating.

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