Australian reader Snoggeramus sends us a link to this hilarious piece of medical research.
“It all started with an enquiry from a nurse,” Dr Karl Kruszelnicki told listeners to his science phone-in show on the Triple J radio station in Brisbane. “She wanted to know whether she was contaminating the operating theatre she worked in by quietly farting in the sterile environment during operations, and I realised that I didn't know. But I was determined to find out.”
There's more at the link. Their final conclusion won't surprise you, except for one thing . . . who the hell gets naked in an operating theater, except perhaps the patient?