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Fart in a Spacesuit?

In Space no-one can hear you Fart.
 
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If you fart in a spacesuit, where does it go? Nowhere, it just lingers. Trapped in the suit. Bummer. Not good given that in a few years most humble couch potatoes will be up there at some point. Now, if your suit had a heat activated sensor (or a movement activated one connected directly to your sphincter) any motion would trigger the release of a fragrance of the astronaut's choice. Lavender, Sandalwood and so on, thus countering the whiff and ensuring a pleasurable time. As an added bonus, the sensor could record the emission and play it back to fellow Space Tourists during times of boredom. : D
Kettch, Jan 08 2001

Rocketman http://us.imdb.com/Details?0120029
1997 Disney movie that made this particular problem the major point of its poster. [jutta, Jan 08 2001]

A METAPHYSICAL AND ANECDOTAL CONSIDERATION OF THE FART http://www.bigmagic...ackj/column44c.html
[v0rtexx, Oct 17 2004]

space smell http://www.space.co...19-space-smell.html
[jaksplat, Mar 28 2010]

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       Drat.
Kettch, Jan 09 2001
  

       No wonder Japanese Girls cover their faces when they giggle.
thumbwax, Jan 09 2001
  

       "Hey, Terence, you know what my spacesuit smells like?"
"No, what, Phillip?"
"It smells like a dirty fart! Ahahahahahahaha!" -South Park
nick_n_uit, Mar 29 2001
  

       The spacesuits do have atmospheric cleansers, so this is rather pointless.
my-nep, Jan 01 2004
  

       That's going to be nothing compared to the prevalent smell of really stale air that exists on all space-stations. That, together with the constant feeling of falling and the effects on your stomach means that flatulent smells will be one of the last things on your mind.
PeterSilly, Jan 02 2004
  

       //prevalent smell of really stale air//
The glorious expanse of the universe will smell like feet.
FlyingToaster, Mar 27 2010
  
      
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