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Gas in space

This headline caught my attention and has inspired the next topic after I finish with the mucus bits....

"To boldly blow!"

It's about astronaut flatulence, i.e. astronauts passing gas. Essentially, the flammable gases that exit the human body need to be properly filtered from spacecrafts to prevent troublesome explosions.

And you have to enjoy the picture halfway down of the woman holding her nose...I wonder if I can find one of those of my own...ha ha I found something even better. Look below the fold!

Jan Miense Molenaar, Smell, 1637, oil on panel.

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