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What, is that guy wearing mesh pants or something?

Posted by STJA | October 24, 2008 10:34 AM


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Posted by Mr. Poe | October 24, 2008 10:35 AM

If she thinks the second puff is overboard she's never been to Thanksgiving with my family and met my Uncle Dave.

Posted by Jude Fawley | October 24, 2008 10:36 AM

Isn't the color wrong? Lighter = warmer (the guy's arm is white, his fingertips are darker), so the fart should be a white puff, rather than a black puff.

Posted by stacy | October 24, 2008 10:38 AM

that looks like an SBD.

Posted by apres_moi | October 24, 2008 10:39 AM

Farts are way funnier using ultraviolet or light-intensifier goggles ...

It's the green effect.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 24, 2008 10:45 AM

I came here to say what Stacy did. The video is monochrome, so either dark or light represent heat. Since the guy is white, you assume white represents greater heat. In which case, his fart is colder than the surrounding air?

Posted by Dan | October 24, 2008 10:48 AM

It's fake. Was a skit for some TV show, can't remember what, but it's obviously not real.

Posted by N | October 24, 2008 10:51 AM

Unless this guy has supercooled farts, it's fake.

Posted by Greg | October 24, 2008 10:55 AM

If you think supercooled farts are fake then you've never been to Thanksgiving with my family and met my Uncle Larry.

Posted by Jude Fawley | October 24, 2008 11:00 AM

Bzzzt! Fake.

In black & white, heat is represented as light tones or white, and cold is represented in dark tones or black. A good healthy fart should be the same temperature as your internal organs, 98.6 degrees. If this were real, the gas of the fart should be the same color as the person, since they are the same temperature. The fart should also be whiter than the surrounding air (which is presumably somewhere around 70 degrees, or roughly 30 degrees colder), not darker.

The only way this video is right is if the guy is magically issuing ice-cold farts.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 24, 2008 11:08 AM

It's obviously coming from an aerosol can (hence it shows up cold), not to mention the direction of the "fart" is all wrong (think of the direction your asshole points when you're standing).

Posted by T | October 24, 2008 11:12 AM

Faker than the poo in the hot tub video.

Posted by laterite | October 24, 2008 11:20 AM

@12 Exactly

Posted by gk | October 24, 2008 11:35 AM

not to mention that the dispersion is way too rapid. fake.

Posted by ellarosa | October 24, 2008 11:42 AM

But since fart gas is compressed in the body, it would quickly expand when released, rapidly cooling in the process.

Posted by drewl | October 24, 2008 11:59 AM

Trust me that fart gas in the body is not under a lot of pressure. You'd know if it were.

Posted by Greg | October 24, 2008 12:20 PM

I think this is from a Saturday Night Live skit with Hugh Laurie as host and star.

He portrays a "ghost hunter" with a crew. All but him believe they've witnessed paranormal activity (in fact his fart) and they play back all types of recordings from infrared to sound - with the volume WAY up - and talk about the unusual smell.

He finally snaps and tells them what they really witnessed.

Posted by stripes | October 24, 2008 12:29 PM

I was secretly hoping there was a race of people who fart arctic blasts of gas...

Like a gum commercial or something?

Posted by Ryan | October 24, 2008 12:29 PM

@12 You're a fucking idiot.

Posted by Demolator | October 24, 2008 12:58 PM

Fake, but couldn't stop lol'ing.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 24, 2008 1:19 PM

Weren't farts unpleasant enough before we could see them? What senses are left? See, hear, smell! How about packaged and recycled?

Posted by Vince | October 24, 2008 1:55 PM

Yeah, thanks a lot, now I have Depeche Mode in my head singing "Your own .. personal .. Beavis .. "

Posted by --MC | October 24, 2008 3:04 PM

someone get Science on this, stat.

Posted by hey hey | October 24, 2008 4:58 PM

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