is next: farting

There was all kinds of stuff in the news that made me angry this morning, so as has become customary on days like this, I'm going to pretend I didn't read any of that and move straight on to the fart jokes:
For those of you who think flatulence is a laughing matter, let me tell you from some readings and meetings I attended back during my Boeing space-station design days, it isn't. It's an extremely serious health issue in spacecraft. Pile seven people in an RV and recycle their individual up-to-two-liters-per-day of passed gas for two weeks and you've got a description of a Shuttle mission. Astronauts on orbit report getting used to the smell as it slowly builds up and the scrubbers fall behind. Post-landing Orbiter cleanup janitors have been known to puke from the stench upon entering the crew compartment - or so I've been told.
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4 Responses:

  1. loosechanj says:

    Whilst actually *on-board* a shuttle, and the guy standing watch told me it really wasn't that much of a problem.

  2. kumimonster says:

    Fart phart phaert

    my buddy bonnie says i should add your ramblings to my listo
    so i shall

    dna dna... used to work there once upon a time...