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    Covid could be spread through flatulence, say ministers

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/covid-cou...143119195.html

    If this turns out to be true, we may have to quarantine certain BilgeRats...
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    Oddly enough, when I saw the thread about a potential superspreader event in Phoenix, that was my first thought.

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    BOY! Good thing my test came back negative!

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    Fart.
    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. — P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    Someone should invent a filter………….. Or a gas tight suit…..


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    Are you sure this article is not from The Onion?

    And which "ministers" are making this claim? Government officials, or preachers?

    In either case, be sure your undies are clean.
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    Apparently this news has been around for a little while, and there has even been research on the subject:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucele...h=52dfc9ae310f

    "....If you are wondering if anyone has ever farted into a Petri dish and then measured what subsequently grew in the dish, the answer would be a hard yes. A 2001 BMJ article described how a doctor had a subject fart towards a Petri dish first while wearing pants (the subject and not the Petri dish) and then do the same without pants. As is the case in many, many other different situations, wearing pants seemed to make a difference. Nothing grew in the dish when the subject farted while wearing pants. But clumps of bacteria eventually appeared in the Petri dish after the subject had farted while butt naked, meaning that the subject’s butt was exposed without pants. This suggested that a fart could indeed propel microbes into the air.


    "Of course, this was just one study that reeked of limitations. You can’t tell too much from studying a single subject. In this case, single means one, although “farted without pants into a Petri dish” may not be the best thing to list on your dating profile. There’s always the chance that the Petri dish was contaminated by direct touch. After all, farting at an object while not wearing pants and avoiding touching that object in any way can be challenging depending on the angles, the distance from the object, and your positioning. After all, your bottom is not a missile launcher....."


    "....Regardless, even if farts were to propel the virus, don’t hold your breath for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to get behind any substantial warning about farts. That’s because as Swan indicated, “Luckily, we wear a mask, which covers our farts all the time.” Note that this doesn’t mean that people are putting N95 respirators on their booties. That would be an improper use of such masks and not likely to pass the fit tests for such masks. Rather, Swan was referring to pants, dresses, underwear, and other things like barrels that are typically used to cover the butt.


    "This prompted Swan to make the following recommendation: “I think what we should do in terms of social distancing and being safe is that policy on the part of the entire Australian population should be that you don’t fart close to other people, and that you don’t fart with your bottom bare.” To this, Stephen Colbert responded, “I’m hoping that’s pretty much always the advice.”.....
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    We have a sort of “air slingshot” that shoots a puff of air across the room. It’s a wild contraption, and it took the kids about 13 minutes to attempt to shoot a fart.

    They have it down to a science.

    Yes. My kids have a tool they can use to shoot their farts into your face; and they are accurate to about 10 meters.

    Luckily, since Covid, I am immune to their sniping.

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    Municipalities, for some time, have been monitoring sewage to detect potential outbreaks. If they find viral DNA in the wastewater, then they can go in and start testing in that neighborhood.

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    Hmm, how about underpants with a built in glow plug to burn off the offending gas?

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    Will the CDC call for mask mandates? That’ll be interesting? Worn under clothing? Have to drop trou at the TSA checkpoints?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Will the CDC call for mask mandates? That’ll be interesting? Worn under clothing? Have to drop trou at the TSA checkpoints?
    Dischit gett'n REAL now!!!
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