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Fart for science!

Deep down, everybody loves a whoopee cushion.

Yes, even you do.

But what makes the funniest rubber trump? Short and high? Long and flobberly?

And then there is the flip side of coin - what sounds do we hate most? Babies crying? Dental drills?

The University of Salford Acoustic Research Centre is running two parallel online surveys to answer those questions, and you can help - follow this link to find both surveys. The fart survey is linked to Red Nose Day, so I expect the results will be out in mid-March.

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Alex Dee8 years ago
something probbly crashed or exploded behind him in it though
Kiteman (author)  Alex Dee8 years ago
See the pipes on the right? They're venting gas off an oil rig and burning it.
. Yep. Petroleum gases* are frequently found with oil deposits. If there is not enough to make it profitable to transport/sell, they burn it off. Also used as a safety valve if pressure in the drill string becomes too great.

  • Methane, propane, butane, &c. Commonly sold as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
Goodhart8 years ago
Red nose day? *sigh* sounds like it was made just for my present (sinus infection) condition :-)
n8man8 years ago
I wonder why there are two streams of fire behind him, a good photographer would have arranged to have it be only one if possible.
Kiteman (author)  n8man8 years ago
I knicked it via google - it's probably just a couple of mates playing around off-shift.
n8man Kiteman8 years ago
I know, I know, I saw this years ago
DJ Radio8 years ago
DEEEENG!!!! I thought fire coming out of your rump when you pass gas only happened on TV.
Kiteman (author)  DJ Radio8 years ago
Look at the image carefully...
KentsOkay8 years ago
Methinks I will donate data...