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6 Explosive Fart Controversies

Last week's row between two dart throwers over who farted was not the first, not will it be the last, public squabble over flatulence. The story inspired Lucas Reilly to look up historical fart controversies from ancient Egypt to this year. Here's one you may not have gotten wind of yet.

The Secret Service will not only take a bullet for the president, they’ll also take the blame for the Commander-in-Chief’s errant cheek squeaks: Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, would often fart and blame it on his Secret Service agents, loudly saying, "Jesus, was that you? Show some class." (This must have come as a shock to Lyndon B. Johnson, who once said, “Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.")

Read the stories of five other farts in the news, not including the darts competitors, at Mental Floss.


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Speaking of dear old "LBJ" and the Secret Service, the Prez was known to pee on his detail, so they took more than bullets and blame. Too bad this Social Media thing is only a few years old. Or maybe not.
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