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Help Wanted, No Experience Necessary

Help Wanted: Professional Fart-Smeller

by Marc Lallanilla
Date: 07 December 2012 Time: 02:31 PM ET

There are a lot of bad jobs out there, and maybe you're convinced that yours is one of them. But here's a job description that virtually nobody would likely be jealous of: professional fart-smeller.

Some Chinese who practice alternative medicine apparently believe that each person's flatulence has particular nuances — bitter, savory, sweet, fishy — and these undertones can be used to detect diseases by a trained expert with a sharp sense of smell, according to Rocket News 24. An unusually meaty smell, for example, might be interpreted as an indication of intestinal bleeding or tumors.

Oddly enough, some scientific research suggests that using farts as a diagnostic tool isn't as far-fetched as it might sound. Dogs, for example, have been trained to detect the presence of prostate cancer from smelling patients' urine samples. In another study, dogs were able to identify the stool samples of colorectal cancer patients with 97 percent accuracy.

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The British Royalty used to have and "Earl of the Stool"

Some say they still do but they keep it quiet.

Cyril's picture

LMAO !

LMAO !

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Thanks for correcting.

Thanks for correcting.

But, er... you think that's "less worse" ? ;)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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deacon's picture

oh bob!!...can i call you bob?

you are a very smart feller :)
would it be far fetched to say i don't give shite??
heh heh heh
just kidding man,but it is a funny article
thank you
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Thanks, Deacon. Most around here would probably say...

I have a pretty nasty sense of humor; that is, if I had a sense of humor at all. This is actually the first article or, even, cartoon I have seen in a long time that made me laugh out loud; so, I actually felt an obligation to share it in hopes others would feel the same.

deacon's picture

bob-45

i have read most of what you put forth, bet there's a
reason for that :)
who's to say i hear everything by elimination of anything?
all work and no play.... heh heh heh
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Sounds like my wife

is overqualified.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

Cyril's picture

LOL

LOL.

"No comment."

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Cyril's picture

Oh my. The markets always prevail.

Oh my.

The markets always prevail.

EVIDENCE.

"LMAO"

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius