by Dana Gornitzki
When nature calls, bodily functions seem to supersede any form of politeness. We are human, after all.
Yet, still, there are some acts that should be reserved for private time: the misdemeanour of public flatulence is one of them. This can be a particularly unpleasant experience when one finds themselves stuck in a closed environment such as the underground rail system or jetliner (you'll know and probably be mentally scarred for it, if you've found yourself in such a noxious predicament. Or perhaps caused it).