Per Wikipedia, flatulence humor has long been considered funny in cultures that believe the public passing of gas is impolite. The earliest recorded fart jokes appeared in the 5th century play “The Knights” by Aristophanes. Both Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain dropped fart funnies in their written work. Even the Whoopee Cushion, which was invented in 1930, has historic significance as it evolved from a simple rubber noisemaker to a self-inflating and remote-controlled device in the 1990s … which bring us to now, 2009 … The Year Of The iPhone Fart.
iPhone fart apps have been the hot topic lately. Blogs, discussion forums, Twitter, newspapers and even television … everyone is buzzing about iPhone farts. It all started December 12, 2008, when the first 4 fart apps were released: iFart Mobile, iPooted, Fart Machine and Pull My Finger. Since then, fart apps have been hitting the App Store at a furious pace – approximately 3 new fart apps appear each day. To date, there are approximately 48 iPhone farting applications. When will fart apps finally run out of gas (no pun intended)? – who knows – but one thing is certain … love ‘em or hate ‘em … iPhone farts are here to stay.
Random Observations …
> iFart Mobile is the overall #1 paid app
> Similar iFart Mobile copy-apps: iFart, my iFart and uFart
> WhoopieCushion is the top free fart app and is ranked #15 amongst all free apps
> Too many WhoopieCushion copy-apps: iWhoopee, iWhoopi, iWhoopie, iWoopi Cushion, iWhoopieCushion, Whoopie Cushion, Whoopee Cushion and Whoopee!!
> Creative titles: Mr. Poot!, Cheese Cutter, Gas Master and Excuse Me
> Expanded functionality: record your fart and email farts
> Fart games are now starting to appear: Fart Bubbles and Name That Fart
> What’s Next predictions: Rock Paper Fart, Tic-Tac-Fart, Fart Lighter, GPS Fart Locator
And finally … a visual tribute to the first 48 fart apps …