Smelling your partner's farts might actually help you live longer

No one likes being in the presence of a person who farts too much, the smell is often intolerable. However, new research shows that smelling farts might help a person live longer.

Let's be honest for a second and admit that farting openly in public will pretty much make you into a social pariah. Which is why even when one does cut the cheese, they go to extreme lengths to deny the fact that they were the culprit. Think back to your childhood: did you ever openly admit to passing a fart in front of your friends? The denial becomes that much more vehement when you do it in front of your partner; at least in the initial stages of the relationship. However, new research suggests that smelling your significant other's farts may, in fact, help you live longer.

Research conducted at the University of Exeter indicates that your partner's flatulence may not be such a bad thing and might present significant health benefits. So, the next time your beloved decides to hotbox you in your bed after letting one rip, maybe you should thank them! The beneficial effects of farts have to do with one of the primary ingredients responsible for the foul, rotten eggs smell, hydrogen sulfide.