ABC under fire for flatulence website

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posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:40 PM
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In a column titled Begone with the Wind, Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki encourages children to take part in the "Great Baked Beans Fart Experiment," or in fart related surveys, games and fond fart remembrances.
 



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THE ABC has come under fire for wasting taxpayers' money on a new website which encourages children to "make better farts".

The Federal Government is outraged that the national broadcaster axed the popular children's show Behind The News because of a lack of funding, but managed to find money to teach kids how to break wind more effectively.


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You know things are going south when educational programming is cut, and a flatulence website expands. They say the site is designed to teach youngsters about the inner workings of the human body. Sure, it is.

Related News Links:
Smelly Science
The Great Fart Survey

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 09:34 AM
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Anything that encourages kids to learn and explore the world around them has got to be good.

Especially if they have a laugh, enjoy it, and get practice in skills they'll need later on (not the farting, the research and experimenting!!).



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:02 AM
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I guess our children don't need to learn anything about leadership responsibility and current affairs, they just need to learn how to fart, so they can get their way in society as adults with a good healthy farting



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:28 PM
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The key is to get kids interested in learning, reading, writing, researching, etc. early on in their lives. It doesn't reallt matter what it is about, as long as they are using their brains. Eventually, they will most likely grow out of what interested them early on, but their skills will still be there. They can then put those skills to better use as they grow older. Especially considering how short the attention spans of kids are today, farts may be a pretty good way to get them started.

Maybe this is a way to help stop spontanious combustion, like in that South Park episode. This guy could win the Nobel Prize like Randy Marsh. OR......

These scientists, like myself, believe in the old saying that "Farts = Funny" and this is the biggest fart gag in human history. That would be hilarious!!!

PEACE!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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Nothing really constructive to add here except reading this made me do a web search and I found this. Enjoy


Pull My Finger President



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:49 PM
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a month ago we were worried about millions dying from a meteor impact....it's nice to see our concerns revert back to the usual extraneous froth.

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:05 PM
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I agree that if it encourages children to learn its probably a good thing, but at the same time I think it is a sad reflection on our culture that we have to use farting to get a child interested in learning.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:34 PM
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oh how i wish i was back at school now!





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