Roses are red, violets are blue; now your farts can smell lovely too!
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or any other digestive woes, you'll know that excessive farting can easily ruin a romantic situation, but what can you actually do to control your flatulence? This Frenchman may have the solution...
'We couldn't breathe'
65-year-old inventor Christian Poincheval has created a pill that helps reduce gas and makes the smell of your farts a lot more pleasant. In fact, his pills can even make your farts smell like roses, violets, chocolates and other romantic scents, IB Times reports.
La Pilule Pet, which literally translates to 'the fart pill', is made using 100% natural ingredients including fennel and seaweed, and includes rose and violet-scented editions.
A Father Christmas chocolate-scented pill was launched ahead of the 2014 Christmas season and proved to be very popular with customers.
More recently, he has also launched a ginger-scented edition specially made for Valentine's Day, according to Poincheval's website.
Poincheval was inspired to make the pills while eating with friends.
"We had just come back from Switzerland and we were eating a lot with our friends and the smell from the flatulence was really terrible. We couldn't breathe so me and a friend decided something had to be done."
The pills cost €18.56 for a pack of 60 (approximately R335.00 at today's exchange rate) and are available for purchase online from the company's website.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, would you try out this little pill for whiff-worthy farts? Have your say in our poll below...
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RT TV (23 January 2015), That loving aroma: Frenchman to release ‘fart pills’ for Valentine’s Day, https://www.rt.com/news/225547-france-fart-pills-valentines/
IB Times (24 November 2014), Frenchman's flatulence pills make unpleasant whiffs smell like roses, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/frenchmans-flatulence-pills-make-unpleasant-whiffs-smell-like-roses-1476595
The Telegraph (25 November 2015), Frenchman develops pills to make flatulence smell of roses, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11253203/Frenchman-develops-pills-to-make-flatulence-smell-of-roses.html
Pilule Pet website (Accessed: 09 February 2015), http://www.pilulepet.com/en/content/8-articles-et-videos