Smelling other peoples farts, is according to a new study healthy for you and makes you live longer. And the stronger the smell, the longer it is said that we will live. It has to do with a specific gas produced in the body.

The University of Exeter in England suggests in a new study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, that exposure to hydrogen sulfide; in other words, what your body produces as bacteria breaks down food, causing gas, and could prevent mitochondria damage.


The study found that hydrogen sulfide gas in rotten eggs and flatulence could be a key factor in treating diseases.

Dr. Matt Whiteman, who worked on the study, said in a statement that researchers are even replicating the natural gas in a new compound, AP39, to reap its health benefits.

The scientists are delivering "very small amounts" of AP39 directly into mitochondrial cells to repair damage, which "could hold the key to future therapies," the university's statement reveals.