You may think I’m a few days late with this post as it’s no longer April Fool’s Day, but I just report the news. Scientists are now telling us that smelling farts prevents cancer as well as other diseases.

Scientists Say Smelling Farts Prevents Cancer

“Although hydrogen sulfide gas”—produced when bacteria breaks down food—”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 with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release.

Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, scientists believe that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria.

So the next time you fart in bed and pull the covers up over your spouse’s head so they can enjoy your handiwork, do so in the knowledge that you just may be saving their life:)

Unfortunately, farts are contributing to global warming.

Cow Farts Have ‘Larger Greenhouse Gas Impact’ Than Previously Thought; Methane Pushes Climate Change

It’s a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

Yes, even human farts are global warming contributors with carbon dioxide and methane. Here is the chemical mix.

A typical breakdown of the chemical composition of farts is:

Nitrogen: 20-90%
Hydrogen: 0-50% (flammable)
Carbon dioxide: 10-30%
Oxygen: 0-10%
Methane: 0-10% (flammable)

What is the takeaway? The cure for man made global warming is to limit carbon emissions so eliminating farts is our personal contribution. Eliminate farts and you eliminate a cancer preventative. Who knew that saving the planet would kill us in the process?