After I read about this study that says smelling farts is good for you, I had to go to YouTube to watch Cartman farting on Kyle's face and laugh hysterically for a good 2 minutes. With that out of the way, I can get to telling you about this super important, possibly life saving, study.

According to researchers at the University of Exeter in England, huffing farts might help prevent heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Here comes the scientific part, hydrogen sulfide is the chemical that makes your ass wind smell bad, and it also helps preserve the mitochondria in your cells, which keeps them healthy and YOU healthy.

The more hydrogen sulfide there is, the worse it smells, and in large doses it can be toxic. Nuthin' like dying from eating farts.

But in smaller amounts, it helps preserve mitochondria, which are parts of your cells that help keep them alive and functioning properly. If they fail, all sorts of things go wrong with your body. But hydrogen sulfide prevents that from happening. Translation: serving your girlfriend a dutch oven is really a sign of affection, you're just helping to keep her healthy!

So when you hit Taco Bell after the bars tonight, whoever you are passed out next to at 4 a.m. should thank you.