Japanese teens develop anti-fart underwear that blocks smell and sound of flatulence

Because everyone farts.

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And now, the story of a smelly fart on a crowded Japanese commuter train

Poor triangulation skills lead to a heated argument with a surprising solution to the mystery.

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How often do Japanese people rip silent farts? Survey investigates

Investigation shows generation gap in emissions’ audio levels.

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Japanese teacher has student make written apology for farting in class, displays it in classroom

Attempt at discipline feels especially misguided when you learn the type of school he worked at.

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Organizers invite fart fans to “the only place in the world to hear beautiful girls’ farts live.”

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Farting sheep set plane’s alarm bells ringing during flight to Malaysia

We all have different ways of getting through long flights, like settling down for some inflight entertainment, reading a good book, or possibly trolling fellow passengers. But one thing everyone tries not to think about is what might happen if the plane were to suddenly experience an emergency while thousands of feet up in the air.

For one unlucky group of passengers last month, they experienced just that, and for what might be the strangest reason we’ve heard yet: some very gassy sheep.

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Our intrepid Japanese team tests out the air purifier at work…using flatulence

One of the most talkative and hardworking members of the RocketNews24 Japanese editorial team in Tokyo is none other than a Sharp air purifier.  

Not to be outdone by their mechanical coworker, our fellow (human) staff members recently decided to test out whether she was really pulling her weight in work or if she was just slacking off (we say ‘she’ because the machine is capable of speaking in a female voice). But to test an air purifier, you need dirty air…and what better way to make some quick, homegrown dirty air than to produce it in-house through farting! Will the air purifier actually respond to our team’s zany idea??

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He-gassen: The rise and fall of an empire as depicted in farts

Well, this is certainly the stinkiest battle we’ve ever seen.

Currently making the rounds on various Western news sites, the He-gassen e-maki (Fart Battle picture scroll), is proving to be quite the hit nearly 200 years after its creation. And, while we’ve already told you how bad for your body it can be to hold in your gas, this picture scroll has an entirely different message.

(Caution: Some of these images, though not sexual in nature, may be unsafe for work as they contain uncovered genitalia.)

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