We all pass gas. Sometimes we pass gas at the most inopportune times. I would say kneeling next to the casket would be a bad time. When you're meeting your new boss for the first time that would be bad too. I would also think that farting during a very tense moment in a sporting event would be bad timing as well.

Here is the scenario, this is a nationally televised snooker match on British TV. One of the competitors is lining up his shot and lo and behold from out of nowhere comes the unmistakeable sound of someone stepping on a duck.

The thing about farts is this. People can't help but smile. Maybe it is the mischievous little kid in all of us but farts,no matter what you call them, are funny. Listen to the commentators try to hold it together and watch the faces of the competitors. It's hard not to laugh.