Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's official: Beans make you f*rt

It's a "factual reality" that beans make you break wind, South Africa's advertising watchdog has confirmed.

A TV advertisement for sweet onions showed a rugby player eating beans that made him smell "stinky."

The ad claims that "with sweet onions there are no tears, no burn and definitely no stink".

The country's Dry Bean Producers Organisation complained about the ad on the basis that the "stinky" charge was untrue, but the Advertising Standards Authority threw out the charge and said it was widely known that beans produce gas.

"It plays on an objectively determinable factual reality which cannot be denied," the ASA said on its website.

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