Tuesday, 22 August 2006

How to Get Away with Farting in Public

I was sharing a bench at Finsbury Park railway station with a man who was reading some papers studiously, when he farted. Not loudly, just audibly but it reverberated the metal we were sitting on. Excuse me, he said equally quietly. As much as I wanted to laugh his politeness and honesty made me bite my lip and I pretended not to notice.

Why does farting make us laugh?

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