We truly live in miraculous times. We just landed a probe on a comet hundreds of millions of miles away. We can video-chat with relatives on the other side of the world. Scientists are recreating the ocean’s spray in a laboratory to see how it affects climate change. And now comes the scientific development with the greatest chance to influence humanity: making farts smell like chocolate. French inventor Christian Poincheval claims that his herbal supplements can alter the aroma of your flatulence.
“When we were vegetarian we noticed that our gas smelt like vegetables, like the odor from a cow pat,” he told French newspaper The Local. “But when we started eating meat, the smell of the flatulence became much disagreeable. We needed to invent something that made them smell nicer.” Poincheval and his scientist friend investigated why our gasses smell the way they do. They then made a herbal pill that makes farts smell like flowers, and now have come up with another–made up of vegetable coal, fennel, seaweed, plant resin, bilberry, and cacao zest–that makes farts smell like chocolate. “Poincheval, who has been involved in homeopathy, claims the all-natural herbal medicine not only facilitates intestinal transit, but also neutralises the odour of the gas let out,” reports The Local. A jar of 60 pills sells for €9.99 ($12.50). “It’s a nice present for the festive season,” said Poincheval. “There will be a real need for these pills over Christmas.”