Janet at the office might not actually have bad breath. She might just never fart!

My aunt used to always tell me she wanted her gravestone to read, "Wherever you be, let your wind blow free. Because I didn't, it was the death of me." Apparently she was a little off on the consequences of holding in your farts. According to new research, your farts are sneaking out through your mouth.

Just think about that for a second. Fart breath. That's at least 50 times worse than just run-of-the-mill bad breath.

According to a new essay written by Clare Collins on The Conversation, when you hold back an anal exhale, it can get absorbed into your bloodstream and escape when you actually exhale from your mouth:

"Trying to hold it in leads to a build up of pressure and major discomfort. A buildup of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath."

That's the smart, science-y way of saying your yuck mouth is because you refuse to drop that butt bomb.

This is why I choose to just let them rip whenever and wherever. If you can keep them quiet, you can just blame it on someone else and save yourself from slaying people with your booty breath.

To quote the great philosopher Shrek, "Better out than in, I always say!"