We weren’t quite sure whether to put this in the comedy or politics section but in case you missed it, in Malawi, a new bill is trying to make it against the law to fart in public, the BBC reports. The Local Courts Bill, to be introduced next week, reads: “Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.”
Justice Minister George Chaponda certainly believes passing gas should be included among the various offenses. “Just go to the toilet when you feel like farting,” he told local radio, before noting that local chiefs would deal with any offenders.”
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