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Imagine being in a confined space, huddled up close with tons of people, only for the urge to fart to reappear again and again. Unsurprisingly, people are getting pissed off. If you were identified as the culprit, you'd probably apologise profusely... maybe even insist it was beyond your control and promise you'll try and 'sort it out' in the bathroom.
Well, not only was a bloke on a passenger plane unconcerned by people's protests to his wind passing, but he actively refused to stop.
A Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an unscheduled stop in Vienna to offload the guy. Two Dutchmen who were sat next to him reportedly asked him to stop, and when he didn't they contacted the cabin crew.
The pilot even got involved, issuing a directive to the man to cease farting. When he did no such thing, a fight broke out and the plane had to make a quick landing. Austrian police boarded the plane to escort the guy out - probably much to everyone's relief.
There are some people out there who get an absolute kick out of seeing people recoil in disgust when they smell their farts. While one or two can be funny (as long as it's not so pungent that you throw up), repeated gas - on a plane no less - must surely be bloody awful.
Two women in the same row as the... erm, 'gas dispenser' were also kicked off, with passenger Nora Lachhab telling De Telegraaf: "The strange thing is that we also had to leave the aircraft, while we did not know these guys at all.
"We happened to be in the same row, but did not do anything to justify the bizarre behaviour of the Transavia crew."
But a spokesperson for Transavia Airlines told the newspaper the women were misbehaving and hurling verbal abuse: "That is unacceptable. Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene.
"Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots."
How about you - have you ever experienced a certain unfortunate situation where you can't stop farting? Of course, you have, that's totally normal.
Maybe you've escaped that ordeal by being in a crowded area and being able to blame it on anyone, or perhaps you've been in a car where you can roll the windows down. You might even have been incredibly lucky in that the gas you passed didn't smell.
If you landed on option number three, I envy you.
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