We all know people blame their flatulence on others and often the dog, but it turns out it’s more common than we thought.
In fact, more people than not will lay the blame elsewhere.
While some people take great pride in letting one go, while finding it incredibly funny in the process, apparently, 60 per cent of people won’t own up to it.
This is according to Devrom, a company who sell ‘flatulence deodorant’ in tablet form.
In a promotional video, they state how 60 per cent of people are likely to either accuse other people around them, or blame their poor pooch for their own gas-passing. Poor dog.
If you notice somebody telling you: ‘I didn’t do it, must have been the dog’, here’s a bit more information just in case you need to call them out.
If you’re living with a pug, or a French bulldog, you may be all too aware they can really stink.
According to Petcha, certain breeds – most notably the flat-faced ones – have ‘earned a reputation for gassiness’ – this is mainly because they swallow air when they’re gulping down their food.
DogChannel editor Samantha Meyers said:
In our house, there’s never a question over whether the dog did it. He did.
When our French Bulldog is asleep you can hear him taking in the air on one end as it slowly and often loudly, comes out the other end. He remains asleep and unaware while we are left to suffer with the smell. He’s a hit a dinner parties.
If you’re living with somebody who lets rip on a constant basis, you may be pleased to know a research team at the University of Exeter have discovered it’s ‘good for you to inhale your partner’s stinky farts’ as the gases in them can combat diseases.
That’s absolutely disgusting, but there we go!
The study, published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications, analysed the impact of the gas, hydrogen sulfide, which humans produce in small amounts.
Although it was found to be noxious in large doses, researchers discovered cellular exposure to small amounts of the gas can prevent mitochondrial damage, which has many health implications.
One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Wood, said:
Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero.
Surprisingly the gas in farts can actually reduce the risk of several life threatening illnesses including cancer, stroke and heart attacks.
According to researchers, it’s also been proven to prevent arthritis and dementia in old age.
Creating a new compound know as AP39, the team at the University believe this can hold the key to future therapies as it ensures the body retains and produces the right amount of hydrogen sulfide.
Researchers claim this compound can be delivered to targeted cells in the body and placed inside.
Professor Matt Whiteman, from the university’s medical school, added:
When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulphide.
This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.
We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.
Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.