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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
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
[v0rtexx, Oct 17 2004]
[jaksplat, Mar 28 2010]
||No wonder Japanese Girls cover their faces when they giggle.
||"Hey, Terence, you know what my spacesuit smells like?"
"No, what, Phillip?"
"It smells like a dirty fart! Ahahahahahahaha!"
||The spacesuits do have atmospheric cleansers, so this is rather pointless.
||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.
||//prevalent smell of really stale air//
The glorious expanse of the universe will smell like feet.