no, really. i’m serious. i am not making this up.
a middle school in maine has officially banned farting. well, at least what they call “intentional farting”. well, that’s not quite it either: they call it “intentional flatulence,” of course.
here’s the full article. but here’s the juicy (sorry) part:
“Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!”
and these couple little sentences are SO classically middle school:
“They would do it in science class and other places,” said Jordan Tyler. “It’s a natural occurrence, and we all do it 16 times a day.”
When questioned where he learned that information, Tyler and the other students all said it was true, though they couldn’t remember where they heard it.
perfect. he states that they (or we) all fart 16 times a day. then he reveals his source is that other students said it was true. love it.