A man invented pills that can make farts smell like flowers and chocolate. The 65-year-old Christian Poincheval who lives in the French village of Gesvres is responsible for this creation that is making waves around the world. The pills are available on his website and are very affordable. It will only cost you $23 for a pack of 60 capsules which is not a bad trade for making your farts smell like flowers.
He didn’t just offer pills on his website but also has a variety of scents and fart-reducing powder for pets. These scents are available in chocolate, ginger, as well as flowers, herbs, and spices.
The inspiration behind this idea was his story that he told the Telegraph. He says that the idea popped up in his mind while eating at a restaurant with friends in 2006. After the meal was over, the group of friends had an embarrassing gas attack which leads to the invention of these pills.
“Our farts were so smelly after the copious meal, we nearly suffocated. The people at the table next to us were not happy. Something had to be done,” said Poincheval.
Explaining his philosophy of farts, Poincheval said,
“When we were vegetarian, we noticed that our gas smelt like vegetables, like the odor from a cow pat, but when we started eating meat, the smell of the flatulence became much disagreeable. We needed to invent something that made them smell nicer.”
These pills are a remedy and a blessing in disguise for the people. It can potentially save them from embarrassing situations like that. He also claims that his pills are healthy and reduces intestinal gas and bloating because of the ingredients it has. According to Poincheval, the pills are made of vegetable coal, fennel, seaweed, plant resin, bilberry, and cacao zest.
Poincheval says that these pills are usually taken as funny holiday gifts, but they are actually useful.
“I have all sorts of customers. Some buy them because they have problems with flatulence and some buy them as a joke to send to their friends. Christmas always see a surge in sales.”
Taking these pill experiment to another level, a writer from Buzzfeed found out that these pills caused discomfort in her stomach, constipation, and digestive problems of small scale. She also reported that most people didn’t smell anything, but few of her friends said that they smelled the roses.
The journalist says,
“If my criteria for success was whether or not the pills made my farts smell like violets, then they failed. But because there was no smell, I had no way of determining whether or not the pills were responsible or if it was a placebo effect. Maybe my mind was tricking my body into passing less stinky gas!”
She added to her comment saying,
“If there were a fancy occasion that I didn’t want to ruin with malodorous gases, I would take these pills because there isn’t any harm in taking them. But the need to take 6 pills after every meal definitely deters me from taking this regularly. Also, you shouldn’t ingest activated charcoal for more than 10 days.”
The website reads,
“The Fart Pill is the result of lengthy research and trials and is on sale since 2007. Our fragrant variants also add a touch of humor for any occasion. Our numerous returning customers are, no doubt the best proof.”
The website also says that it is not a medicine or a drug.
“No, not at all, it is a dietary supplement based on natural ingredients, what is called phytotherapy.”