Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cultural History of the Fart

We’ve told you HOW TO SHIT IN THE WOODS. We’ve taken you UP SHIT CREEK. Now, we dare to ask the eternal question…WHO CUT THE CHEESE? Which is to say, what exactly is a fart? Why do we do it? Why do we hide it when we do it? And why do we find farts so darn funny? A cut above anything else on the subject, this book really lets go and tells all, getting to the bottom of these mysteries. Author Jim sniffs out a load of historical and scientific fart tales, then offers the kind of fun facts you’ll be dying to let slip at social occasions, in chapters like “Fart Facts That Aren’t Just Hot Air,” “Gone with the Wind” (on famous movie farts), and “Le Petomane & the Art of the Fart” (on the most famous windbag in history). From fact to fiction to frivolous flatulence, this book is unquestionably a ripping good read.

Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cultural History of the Fart

What the reviewers say

No, “Terrence & Philip” are NOTHING like real Canadians…

Absolutely hilarious, thoroughly researched and very well-written.

Appeals to both my literate, probing, analytical University-graduate side…and my giggling, scatological idiot side.

Guaranteed to get you a full row of seats to yourself when you read it on the subway, even at rush hour, and (if you can remain totally deadpan), a source of endless amusement when you ask for it in book stores or libraries…even if you already have a copy!

Wonderful examples of farts and scatology through history, music, different cultures (Did you know that the Arab words for “silent fart” and “death sentence” are only one letter different?) and literature. And of course, there’s a whole chapter on the French music hall entertainer “Le Petomaine”!

The transcript of the legendary “Crepitation Contest” record almost made me choke on my Timbits when I read it at a local donut shop.

An absolute must-have for both the scholarly and the silly!

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Amazon price: $4.49
Manufacturer: Ten Speed Press
Rating: 4.3 / 32 (32 reviews)

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