The ubiquitous political polls tell us that President Bush’s reign is far from popular. Similarly, his cohort in Britain is suffering from equally dismal figures. Yet whilst important, such findings are almost inconsequential when compared to the recent discoveries of television programme ‘Trivia no Izumi’.
Dutifully translated and kindly published by What Japan Thinks, the in-depth current affairs show found that a whopping 43% of Japanese husbands had to suffer the indescribable discomfort of hearing their wife break wind in only the first year of marriage.
As the pie chart above graphically demonstrates, Japanese ladies appear to simply fart for fun; with nearly half of them practically pumping their way through the first year of marriage. Equally unsettling is that a staggering 29% couldn’t even manage two years without reeling off the odd rasper.
That’s not to say the poll — which interviewed 1000 Japanese husbands — doesn’t offer a slight glimmer of hope though, as a disappointing but still significant 12% of wives never upset their partner by emitting an audible bottom burp.
However rather sadly, the poll didn’t include data on the infamous ‘silent but deadly’ variety of discharge.