Science Saturday – How Beans Turn Into Farts

Beans & FartsI’ve neglected Science Saturday for a while, partly because of the summer holidays, partly because I didn’t find anything interesting in a while and partly because I was too damn lazy. But I thought what better after a summer hiatus than to bring it back with a bang.

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you fart. The more you fart, the better you feel. So let’s eat beans with every meal.
My brother and I would sing this with delight whenever we had one of our favourite comfort foods, beans on toast.
Herself, who has never had beans on toast and, who quite frankly, hails from a country with a much better culinary heritage than my own beautiful Emerald Isle, also didn’t get the whole beans on toast thing. Especially when I informed her of the downside to this delicious yet simple teatime staple of the Irish diet.
So I was only too happy when I saw this short but informative clip from Mens Health which explains how bean consumption can have some silent, but deadly consequences.
Keep on tooting 🙂

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