Saturday, April 13, 2013

You now have an excuse to fart on a plane

Flying makes you fart. It's just a fact of physics. When altitude increases, pressure decreases and volume increases. Cabins are pressurized to compensate, but this can only do so much. When the plane is at 33,000 feet, in the cabin it's still the equivalent of 8,000 feet. That's why you feel the need to release. You should release too. Holding it in can be uncomfortable, even painful, and can lead to bloating, dyspepsia, pyrosis and a factor in diverticular disease.

So, let 'er rip!

1 comment:

Retro Blog said...

Pyrosis. Heartburn? Yeah.