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This Guy Took Scientifically Gassy Foods And Made One FART-INDUCING DIP Out of Them

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For no reason other than to ruin fancy parties, food writer Dannie Ree (Dennis Lee) boldly attempted to create the perfect Fart Dip. Yes, fart dip aimed to purposely muster the perfect amount of gas to create the most awful of smells.

Ree used ingredients like cabbage, sour cream, caramelized onions, prunes and butter beans; all of which are known to contribute to flatulence. To no one’s surprise, the result ended up tasting like “thick vomit” as Ree describes.

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The food writer stated that the nasty flavor was mostly from the caramelized onions. However, mixing it with the sour cream and other ingredients really contributed to the awful taste.

While unsuccessful (he farted, but not as much as he hoped for), Ree doesn’t let this deter him from creating more fart dip. In fact, he only thinks of this as the first step of many. The entire recipe cane be found on Ree’s blog.

Photos: The Pizzle

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Cartoon Shows How a Bean Becomes a Fart [VIDEO]

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True story: more kids would learn better if 1) school subjects were more relevant to their daily lives and 2) everything was taught using cartoons. Case in point: the following adorable animation that illustrates, using tiny anthropomorphic beans and enzymes, how precisely beans get transformed into farts.

The cartoon can explain better than my English major ever could, but the gist is that beans contain several nutrients that the body breaks down using enzymes, plus a couple more, called oligosaccharides, that it doesn’t. Unlike the proteins, fats, and carbs that get absorbed straight into the bloodstream, these oligosaccharides head to the colon to be broken down by bacteria and converted into fuel.

As you can probably guess, this process also happens to produce a familiar nasty side effect: hella gas.

Check out the video below for a moving TL;DR version of what I just wrote, courtesy of Vancouver-based production studio Giant Ant, illustrator Rami Niemi, and Men’s Health Magazine. Yay science!

H/T Design Taxi

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Fart App Lets You Know Which Foods Make You Gassy

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Here’s an idea that doesn’t stink. Er, sort of.

In an effort to teach kids health/science stuff in a way that’s more entertaining than staring at a textbook, ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has designed a new smartphone app centered entirely around farts. Because inquisitive minds want to know, Fart Code allows users to scan barcodes to discover whether foods will 1) give them gas and 2) how noxious that gas might be.

The Fart-O-Meter rates products from “stinky” to “toxic,” provides a list of any gas-causing ingredients, and even generates what a potential fart might sound like — a sound you can then share via text message or social network. It’s like how SnapChat might have looked if SnapChat were designed for 12 year old boys.

“It’s difficult to talk to your kids about what they eat and how it impacts their bodies and minds and maybe this app will help start the conversation,” app co-creator Chris Allick told Animal New York.

The app does seem to work only for products with barcodes though, so when it comes to that bacon-wrapped L.A. street dog, well, you’re on you’re own.

H/T Neatorama

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This Craigslist Ad Wants You to Fart on a Birthday Cake for $50

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Nothing says “Happy Birthday!” like a cake marinated in flatulence, right?

That seems to be the logic behind this Manhattan Craigslist post, which promises fifty dollars to anyone willing “to come to my friend’s birthday and sit on his cake and fart on it.” We thought we’d seen it all after the urinal cakes, but apparently humanity has an insatiable appetite for bathroom-flavored birthday humor.

The poster is quick to reassure any potential farters that this “will not be a dangerous situation” (because that doesn’t sound creepy at all) and asks that any respondents be “preferably female.” Some people might think that a person’s gender would have zero impact on the gas expelled from their rectum, but our poster seems to come down on the Powerpuff Girls school of anatomy, wherein female farts = sugar, spice, and everything nice. Perfect for a birthday cake.

H/T + PicThx Animal New York