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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Fart Proudly

posted by on December 5 at 17:22 PM

How bad is your gas? Bad enough to bring down an airplane?

Flatulence, not turbulence forces plane landing in Nashville

American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority…. The passengers and five crew members were brought off the plane, together with all the luggage, to go through security checks again. Bomb-sniffing dogs found spent matches.

The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal body odor, Lowrance said. The woman lives near Dallas and has a medical condition.

The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane.

“American has banned her for a long time,” Lowrance said.

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Posted by Andrew | December 5, 2006 6:46 PM

She obviously didn't watch the episode of "Mythbusters" where they found that burning a match doesn't do anything to get rid of fartsmell.

I wonder what this "medical condition" is; Taco Bell?

Posted by Fnarf | December 5, 2006 6:50 PM

Cudius Inmasticus?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 5, 2006 8:01 PM

The bright side is she'll win any 'most embarassing moment' game/contest for the rest of her life.

Posted by kb | December 5, 2006 9:53 PM


Posted by jonny101 | December 6, 2006 1:30 AM


I dispute that Mythbusters claim. It might not eradicate the fart odor, but the smoke overpowers it so you can't smell it. I say from experience.

Posted by toot your horn | December 6, 2006 11:37 AM

I scent a business opportunity. Some entrepreneur really needs to invent a mint-scented ass filter, something like a buttplug that releases a pleasant little whiff of air freshener every time a blast of methane honks its horn.

Posted by Geni | December 6, 2006 1:34 PM

She should try eating activated charcoal by the spoonful, she'd probably have some gas, but it'd be a lot less smelly.

Posted by Nick W | December 6, 2006 2:51 PM

Geni @ 7: There was a TV show early this year called "Inventor Idol" or some such. One of the early losers was a guy who invented panties with a charcoal filter for his wife. She was embarrassed when she farted and wouldn't let him be in the same room with her. As I recall, he cried when they tossed him.

Posted by Smelt it | December 6, 2006 2:58 PM

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