Great news for those of you with a penchant for breaking wind. Ripping an air-biscuit has a lot of health benefits. Maybe not for those around you, but you can't worry about them.

According to a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, passing gas is an indication that the microbes in the gut are keeping us healthy. So think about that the next time you go for a one-cheek sneak.

Dr. Purna Kashyap explains, "Eating foods that cause gas is the only way for the microbes in the gut to get nutrients. If we didn't feed them carbohydrates, it would be harder for them to live in our gut." So go ahead – let the trouser coughs fly and let everyone know you're a healthy guy. (Guyism)