“Fart Code”: A New App that Serves Tells How Various Foods Will Affect Your Gas

And more awesome stuff people did on the Internet today.

First, there was the Whoopee Cushion. Then, the remote-controlled fart machine. Now, finally, the smartphone generation gets the puerile tool it deserves: A fart-focused app.

As a way to teach people about nutrition (riiiight), California-based advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has engineered an app—Fart Code—that “allows users to scan barcodes to discover whether foods will 1) give them gas and 2) how noxious that gas might be,” writes Foodbeast‘s Dominique Zamora.

The app also “generates what a potential fart might sound like,” and runs through any and all ingredients that may induce gas. Users can then share the information with friends by clicking on a button that says “text fart”—the digital age’s version of buttercupping.

Here’s some more stuff we loved from today:

15-year-old kid opens craft gin distillery with siblings [Grubstreet]

Why a Kentucky restaurant eliminated tipping [Eater]

Fruit juice vs. soda? Both beverages pack in sugar, health risks [NPR]

A brie history of New York City fro-yo, and news of its impending death [Food Republic]



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