So THAT’S Why You’re Farting On Planes

Of all travel problems, this one stinks most.

Many travelers complain about an increased need to fart on planes, or, less commonly, feeling bloated while flying. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone: There’s a scientific name for this scenario.

HAFE stands for High Altitude Flatus Expulsion. Coined by a pair of researchers in the 1980s, the “tongue-in-cheek” term describes a phenomenon observed when mountain climbers experienced flatulence at high altitudes, said Dr. David Shlim, a physician and former president of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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