Ben Franklin Farted Proudly
In the summer of 1781, Benjamin Franklin was serving as the U.S. Ambassador to France, a notoriously challenging job requiring a great deal of tact and diplomacy, particularly since France had recently become the United States' ally in the war against Great Britain.
This is why it may seem somewhat unusual that during this time Franklin wrote an essay called “Fart Proudly” and sent it to friends as a gift. Cause you know, what better things does a diplomate have to do during war time than to write about farts??
You can find his entire essay online here. I highly recommend reading the entire essay. It's a fun read.
In his essay Mr. Franklin describes the odorous issue of passing gas and the negative health effects brought on by holding it in around others. Some of the side effects being “…habitual Cholics, Ruptures, Tympanies, &c. often destructive of the Constitution, & sometimes of Life itself.”
Yes, Ben Franklin believed that holding in your gas could KILL YOU. He’s a smart man, maybe he was on to something?
After listing the reasons passing gas is horrible, he goes on to advocate the need for science and his learned friends “To discover some Drug wholesome & not disagreeable, to be mix’d with our common Food, or Sauces, that shall render the natural Discharges of Wind from our Bodies, not only inoffensive, but agreeable as Perfumes.”
The need for a simple fix to smelly gas has been needed since the dawn of mankind. I don’t know why this issue hasn’t been tackled in the past, but the time has come to realize Ben Franklin’s vision.
To allow men to relive the “whirlwinds in his bowls” without fear of embarrassment or shame is why Sneak a Squeak was invented. One serving of Sneak a Squeak is all you need to make your gas odorless for up to 12 hours! It's all-natural with no negative side effects.
He closes his essay to his friends by comparing the all the great philosophical minds of the past and all their great understanding and what they have done for mankind to the benefit that would come from being able to make all human’s gas odorless and concludes that all the past advances are “all together, scarcely worth a FART-HING”.
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