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You Are What You Eat [Oct. 21st, 2006|04:09 pm]
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This line form Nutritionist Gillian McKeith in the TV show “You Are What You Eat” had us in stitches:

 

“If you don’t kill off your family with those fatty foods

You’re going to finish them off with your farts!”

 

But it got us thinking… has anyone ever really died from farts?

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From: lenapie
2006-10-21 03:58 pm (UTC)
I heard this story about a really big guy that was found dead in his room... no windows open, no air circulating... the smell in there was atrocious... and when they did an autopsy they found his stomach full of burritos so he'd in a sense gassed himself to death...

Of course that was a story I heard back in high school and I don't even remember from whom so it probably isn't true.

Does it count as dying from farts if the person has an intestinal blockage and can't get the gas and other waste through? =p
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[User Picture]From: jtwins
2006-10-21 04:16 pm (UTC)
"Does it count as dying from farts if the person has an intestinal blockage and can't get the gas and other waste through?" LOL Lenapie! yeah! why not!

Hmm... this has also got us thinking about possible injuries via farts! Are there any A&E tales of people coming in with "anal burnage" as a result of trying to light their farts on fire??
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From: lenapie
2006-10-21 04:29 pm (UTC)
I've heard from more reliable sources than the last story I mentioned, that people have managed to burn a good section of intestine trying to light farts. After watching one guy actually light a fart (this huge flame briefly shot up from his nether regions), I can believe it, especially if one tried it naked and let a real beaner and had enough gas for the flame to travel backwards on...

Ew! I'm talking about FARTS! =p
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From: khalkedon
2006-10-22 01:15 am (UTC)
Ew! I'm talking about FARTS! =p

This is outside the norm because?!?

I can imagine that after a while the methane gas would replace the oxygen in the brain and that would kill you.
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[User Picture]From: jtwins
2006-10-22 08:47 pm (UTC)
Imagine the autopsy report - "Killed via fart to the brain!" hahahaha! hillarious!

damn we feel so childish with our fart jokes, but we can't halp it! :P
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From: khalkedon
2006-10-22 11:59 pm (UTC)
Imagine the autopsy report - "Killed via fart to the brain!"

You know they would HAVE to make it sound more official like:

"The patient has expired due to methane replacing the O2 to the body, effectively asphyxiating his cerebrum"

I just wouldn't want to be the doctor that has to give the family that news.

"Mr. and Mrs. Smyth, your son has passed his last gas and killed himself." Try saying THAT with a straight face. =]
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From: lenapie
2006-10-23 12:01 am (UTC)
Are either of you considering going into Gastroenterology?

I've considered it just to spite my Dad, who would during my childhood send me away from the dinner table for laughing at a burp. =p
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