Friday, August 2, 2013

How to Give Someone Gas, 1661

Papal belvedere (Cranach, 1545) 
"A light to make one Fart. The Operation of this Lamp is wonderfull, which so long as a man holds it, he shall not leave Farting untill he let it go: Take the blood of a Snaile and dry it in Linnen Cloath, and make a Candle with it, and light it, and give it to whom he please, and say, be thou lighted: so shall he not leave Farting till he let it go, which is wonderfull."  
Johann Jacob Wecker, Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art & Nature (1661)
Just imagine how much better your life will be when you swap your regular candles for these. Power outages, birthday parties, and romantic dinners will be so wonderful. 


  1. Works great, but squeezing the blood from the snails was time consuming, gonna try a juice extractor next time

    1. Make extra snail goo and you can market it as seventeenth-century-approved face cream!