Friday, November 24, 2006

Weird patents -- a fart collection apparatus

European Patent Office
A device for collecting flatus gas from a human or animal subject, the device comprising a gas-tight collecting tube 10 for insertion into the rectum of the subject and retaining means comprising a pair of O rings 18 locatable in the subject's inter-sphincter groove[...]
Much more HERE

I note with some interest that this patent application has expired due to non-payment of applicable fees. Would it be considered "torture" to stick gas collection tubes up the bums of terrorists in the name of scientific research?

H/T Hell Bent

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