"Bright Idea" after randomly reading a couple pages from a very small book that permanently resides in my "Throne Room". Unfortunately, "My Throne Room" doesn't compare to the "Royal Throne Room" I visited while at the Iolani Palace in Honolulu.It was located in a rather large walk-in type closet next to this_the "Official Throne Room"..BTW,didn't check to see if Reading material was available!
DISCLAIMER: This may offend some_"Butt"_Humor others.
A sense of humor is, simply put, the ability to be amused. Most people have one, and are able to laugh at jokes, humorous situations, and a variety of other potential sources of amusement. In humans, it develops at a very early age, and is often considered to be a vital part of human development.Humor appears to be an important part of human survival. The ability to laugh can dispel tension in a time of complex situations.People with a well-developed sense of humor appear to be happier in psychological studies, and some are healthier as well, suggesting that it may just be good for you.Not everyone has a sense of humor. People with Autism, Asperger's syndrome, and a variety of developmental disabilities sometimes lack one.~Psychology Today~
That being said...let's get on with it! I opened the book_
to this page_
Indeed,that got my attention! I read on...
By this time,I'm going SERIOUSLY?
So, "Petomanie" means someone who can break wind at will. That's all I needed, I was on the hunt to find out if any of this was TRUE. **** For the rest of the story,Ya Gonna just have to buy the book (amazon.com for both)_it's a good read along with this other book I purchased in the 90's with amazing stories as well.
Turns out back in the day,if you ventured into the Outhouse & decided to smoke your Corn Cob Pipe or in England /Australia a Fag (aka Cigarette),strike a match to light up_while surrounded by methane gas_BOOM!!!Folks,You'd be Done & Done!
Plus,the cartoons and pictures of the creative minds on this subject are hilarious! One of my Favorite Photos is...
There are other Books on the market_
Nope Not Buying A Cook Book with a title like this!
AND..this character "Mr Methane"...I can't!Just say...No!
If you are brave enough...this is awful...LOL!
Now,back to the MAIN SHOW...this guy really did exist!
Le Pétomane was the stage name of the French Flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer Joseph Pujol (June 1, 1857 – 1945). He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles which enabled him to seemingly fart at will. He was the HIGHEST PAID Performer of all acts during his time! Some of the highlights of his stage act involved sound effects of cannon fire and thunderstorms, as well as playing"O Sole Mio"and"La Marseillaise"on an ocarina through a rubber tube in his anus. He could also blow out a candle from several yards away. His audience included Edward Prince of Wales;King Leopold II of the Belgians;and Sigmund Freud.
1900 Early Silent Movie Clip_amazing since it could not be heard...RIGHT?
In 1979 _The full short film biopic of Joseph Pujol act starring Leonard Rossiter . http://www.leonardrossiter.com
***Note the Nurses standing in the aisles.They were required at all of his performances because people laughed themselves into hysterical states & had to be taken to waiting ambulances...no kidding!
As a Kid,I remember people playing jokes on folks with this trick_claiming something was wrong with their finger.If you pulled it there's a terrible sound & smell. I was always the one that would NOT do it!
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.” ~Michel de Montaigne~ "The Complete Essays" (of which I've been reading for the last 3 years,tiny,tiny print,5 million pages & lots of Wisdom).
Check out Side page "MENTAL-LOCITY"Column for the story behind "CRAPPER". Also, read a former Post that's related... http://sagebookwhisperer.blogspot.com/2012/04/getting-caught-with-your-pants-down.html