The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 November 2006

Wet ones of ass production

Expiring European patent: "A device for collecting flatus gas from a human or animal subject, the device comprising a gas-tight collecting tube ... for insertion into the rectum of the subject and retaining means comprising a pair of O rings ... locatable in the subject's inter-sphincter groove...."

I don't know about the rest of you, but this is not this old fart's idea of "in the groove." Maybe you can sell it to Jumpin' Jack Flash.

Posted at 12:40 PM to Dyssynergy

I think I'd rather contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer.

Posted by: Jeffro at 7:49 PM on 25 November 2006

How well does this gas burn as fuel?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:46 AM on 26 November 2006

Never actually, um, ignited any.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:12 AM on 26 November 2006

Methane is equivalent to 120 octane, but collected in this form the impurities (is it still a gas if there are lumps in it?) may be detrimental. It is common practice for municipal sewage treatment plants to run their pumps off sewer gas-fueled spark ignition converted diesels. I did some tooling development for Cat Lafayette for the spark-ignition cylinder heads for their really big diesel engines.

Posted by: triticale at 8:44 PM on 26 November 2006