Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister
However, the odour – and women’s farts smell worse than men’s – may impair cabin service and thus the quality of life aboard the aircraft. They warn of consequences in the cockpit. “If the pilot restrains a fart, all the drawbacks previously mentioned, including diminished concentration, may affect his abilities to control the airplane,” the researchers say. “If he lets go of the fart his co-pilot may be affected by its odour, which again reduces safety on board the flight.” The specialists did not recommend setting farts alight, either on land or in a plane, despite its proven ability to reduce odour. They reluctantly dismissed the notion of rubber pants with an attached air container for collecting gas as “somewhat extreme”. But they reckon putting active charcoal in passenger seats is a winner of an idea that could be backed up with special undies. “The future frequent flyer may develop the ability to “sneak a fart” by wearing charcoal-lined underwear thus experiencing a comfortable flight in harmony with fellow passengers,” they conclude. Pre-flight passenger methane breath tests and reducing fibre in airline food options were also considered. Here are some essential farting facts There are roughly two types of fart – silent, also known as sneaking, and loud. The average person farts about 10 times a day. Women’s farts smell way worse than men’s. Sulphur containing gasses are responsible for the pong.
Gillard resigned after the party vote on Wednesday night and announced she will leave politics. A major factor in Gillard’s demise — and in Rudd’s Phoenix-like return — is the election Australia has to hold by the end of this year. Under Gillard’s leadership, Labor was facing overwhelming defeat, according to opinion polls. But the same polls show a Rudd-led Labor Party would fare much better at the ballot box. Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce oversaw the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Canberra. The governor-general represents Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Rudd is widely popular with Australian voters, who go to the polls in September to pick a new parliament and government. Gillard had called for the vote herself after months of inner-party friction. Rudd, who was elected in 2007 but was ousted by Gillard in a leadership challenge in 2010, said he returns to the office of prime minister with “humility, with honor and with an important sense of energy and purpose.” He said the negative politics holding Australia back in recent years “must stop,” and that he will strive to achieve this goal as prime minister. He also paid tribute to Gillard as “a woman of extraordinary intelligence, of great strength and great energy,” and said she had achieved remarkable reforms despite heading a minority government. In her own news conference, Gillard said she was grateful to have had the opportunity to lead her country. “This privilege was truly humbling.