I didn’t get chance to speak to Michael Foale, but pretty close to the subject of space farts is space poo. See this great NASA video for a demonstration of a shuttle toilet. I’m really not sure about that toilet cam. The potential for abuse is just too real.
Why is it that when you’re using the internet, you rarely achieve what you set out to do? Take this for a typical example of my surfing habits. Ten minutes ago I sat down to read through the Make: magazine weblog. I read an article about something-not-very-interesting and a couple of the comments. Five minutes later I realise that I have unconsciously left the Make: site and am reading about the lack of understanding the script-writers of 24 have about the blowfish cryptographic algorithm. I know nothing about cryptography, or 24 and I have no intention of blowing fish (yet). I turn into an info-maniac as soon as my browser opens, devouring whatever wanders onto my path. Maybe I should stick to the dead tree version. Maybe I have a problem.