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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: MarianaM on 11/09/2019 15:55:54

Title: Why do our own farts seem to smell better than others'?
Post by: MarianaM on 11/09/2019 15:55:54
Martin is wondering...

Why is it that the smell of the flatulence gas is not too bad when its your farts, but when others do it it's nearly always disgusting?

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Why do our own farts seem to smell better than others'?
Post by: alancalverd on 11/09/2019 22:31:13
Ain't nuthin' there but what you ate. If y'all enjoyed it the first time, have another sniff.

All the kids at my school who enjoyed the smell of their own farts ended up as politicians.
Title: Re: Why do our own farts seem to smell better than others'?
Post by: Kryptid on 11/09/2019 23:36:27
I bet it's at least partly psychological, but I don't know if anyone has actually done an experiment to test that.