Scientists in an international project located in Bordeaux, France, have declared the relevancy of he "fart" to the health of humans.
"Farts," said Franz Lipken, the German member of the team, "are fun. They give people the chance to relax and...well...cut loose...or cut the cheese if you prefer that term. Scientifically speaking tickling your sphincter calms your nervous system."
Franz went on to point out that many professional sports icons and media celebrities pass a lot of gas. "Maria Sharapova passed gas during her interview after the French Open Women's Final, you can see a secret little smirk on her face and the interviewer's eyebrows raise upward. President Obama passed gas during a commencement address this week and received a standing ovation. How could this not reduce your stress and thus extend your life?"
Though the study has only just begun, scientists are confident their results will not smell.