7 Very Interesting Historical Events About Farts!

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Farting is not your usual daily subject. It is mostly found repulsive and people avoid talking about farts even though it is a biological requirement for everybody.

Well, it might be hard to believe but some farts were so strong that they changed the course of history. Here are 7 of these historical and real events! 

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1. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, in 569 B.C. a single fart caused a revolt against the Egyptian ruler Apries.

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According to the legend, Apries assigned one of his soldiers Amasis to calm down a revolt that had developed between the soldiers. The rebels claimed Amasis would become their new ruler. When Apries found out about these, he assigned one of the consultants Patarbemis, to solve this problem. Amasis farted in front of Patarbemis and added that he should take this fart back to Apries.

No one knows how Patarbemis delivered this message however it is found that Apries cut his nose and ears. When Egyptians found out about Apries' brutal behavior they slaughtered Apries and Amasis become king.

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2. The second story is from Jerusalem:

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In 44 B.C., 10,000 died from a single fart.

According to a Jewish book that was written in 75 B.C., it is stated that a soldier, who was against the Jewish people farted at the Jewish people who were celebrating the Passover. This soldier insulted Jewish people by farting and swearing at them. This situation offended many Jewish people. Thus, they started throwing stones at those soldiers. A fellow Roman commander had requested the intervention to stop and the Jewish people stampeded each other while trying to run away from from the temple they had been hiding in. This is the biggest massacre one single fart caused in history.

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3. Third story is from the year 1781:

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Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay called Fart Proudly in 1781 when he was working as a French Consulate. This essay was intended to be private amongst friends and it was not published until Franklin's death.

 It is universally well known, that in digesting our common food, there is created or produced in the bowels of human creatures, a great quantity of wind. That the permitting this air to escape and mix with the atmosphere, is usually offensive to the company, from the fetid smell that accompanies it. That all well-bred people therefore, to avoid giving such offence, forcibly restrain the efforts of nature to discharge that wind.

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4. Another visual from the year 1781: A scenery from Japanese He-Gassen, which literally translates to English as Fart Competitions.

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5. Another historical "farting" personality: Joseph Puyol

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This person noticed his rare talent for blowing air from his anus and creating enormous farts. Later, he started going on stage with the name Le Petomane (Crazy Farts). The Fartiste was able to blow out candles, play the flute and smoke through his anus.

6. Adolf Hitler also made it into this historical farts list!

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Adolf Hitler suffered from digestive problems for a long time. Hitler later started drinking a poisonous drink which contains Strychnine and Atropine. The rumor is that his cramps were so strong that he started to scream during the year 1936. 

When Adolf's situation got serious his doctor, Theodor Morell, prepared theses pills for Hitler. It is even claimed that Hitler used motor oil to make these cramps stop. It is believed that Hitler had to take around 120 to 150 pills each week during the Soviet invasion in 1941. These pills were known to have a tremendous effect on sleeping habits and emotional stability. When Hitler noticed these side effects, he fired his doctor. 

Years after this incident, it is believed that these cramps were caused by Hitler's vegetarian diet.

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7. Yes, there is a Guinness Record for farting!

A guy named Bernard Clemmens from London is currently holding the Guinness world record for farting for 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

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