It might be time to start planning the Christmas pressie for the hubby...
French inventor Christian Poincheval has invented a pill which he claims will make your farts smell like different scents - what a game changer.
You can buy the '100% natural' pills from the company Lutin Malin, whose website says the origin of the fart pill wafted into existence when Poincheval said to himself "it would be more appropriate to be able to fart without bothering the neighbours!"
"…we were at table with friends after a copious meal when we nearly asphyxiated ourselves with our smelly farts. The gas wasn’t that great for our table neighbours. So something had to be done about this. You can disguise the sound of a fart but not the stench…"
Lutin Malin explained the story behind the new pill:
"The Fart Pill was developed by a French inventor, Christian Poincheval, starting in 2004. Poincheval had already won many awards at the French inventor expo “Concours Lepine” including printable toilet paper for story reading,"
"After launching the toilet paper and having a hearty meal at a restaurant he and his friends were stifled by the stench of their farts – as were their table neighbours. This is when the idea came to find a solution to quell the stink and if possible, with regular kitchen herbs,"
"The initial trials using mint or estrogen did not give the desired results so Poincheval turned to natural dietary supplement ingredients. Many ingredients were tested and in the end it was a special mix providing different benefits that gave the desired effect,"
"Coupled with a natural aroma component, the Rose and Violet (lilac) Fart Pills were launched. In January 2015 a special Saint Valentine’s Day ginger pill was released followed by lilly of the valley for May Day in 2019,"
"Taken daily without interruption the Fart Pill will progressively aromatise the digestive tract thus relieving stench and even giving it a floral fragrance. The precise dosage depends on the individual’s condition, dietary habits and the desired effect. It is recommended to take 2 to 6 pills per day spread out at meal times with a glass of water,"
We're not sure if the science behind this is sound to be honest, but it's pretty funny none the less. They could make a great secret Santa gift or joke present for your gassy friend if nothing else!