If you're driving on a long journey with someone and they let one off and then very quietly lock the windows so you can't breathe, they're actually being really sound towards you. They are not, for example, being the biggest s***heads in the world for making you smell their stank. That's merely a by-product of them helping you with science.

According to scientists at University of Exteter Medical School, the chemicals produced in eggy-smelling farts - specifically hydrogen sulphide - which can then be used to help sustain healthy cells in the body.

Scientists are now working on synthesising a compound which will harness the powers of this chemical and use it for treatment in diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, arthritis and many more.


Via Independent Health