A Pill That Makes Farts Smell Like Chocolate
By Ali Parr
File this one under "Medical Breakthroughs We Didn't Know We Needed": Someone has invented a line of scented pills designed to make your gaseous emissions smell like violets, roses, and even chocolate.
The pill's creator is a French man named Christian Poincheval, who says he was inspired to develop the product after a particularly pungent dinner with friends. “We had just came back from Switzerland and we were eating a lot … the smell from the flatulence was really terrible. We couldn’t breathe so me and [my] friend decided something had to be done,” Poincheval noted.
Poincheval claims that the product does more than just make your gas smell delightful—it also reduces bloating and helps your digestive system run more smoothly. In addition to various floral options, and of course, last holiday's cocoa-infused variety—the “Father Christmas”—you can now try out the "St. Valentine’s Ginger Fart Pill,” which is, apparently, the only aphrodisiac your sweetheart needs to “feel your love.”
Poincheval didn't forget about Fido—the product is also available in powder form to sprinkle on your pooch’s food as a “great solution for long car trips!”