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Wacky Brit maker wants to fart in France's general direction

Colin Furze, the crazy inventor of Magneto boots, Wolverine claws, and a Pyro flamethrower, is back with a crazy new stunt straight out of the world of "Monty Python."

The French and English have a storied tradition of lobbing insults at one another. One of the strangest but more popular French slights comes from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which features a Frenchman insulting an Englishman by saying, "I fart in your general direction."

Colin Furze, the English inventor who brought us the likes of the flaming Pyro arms and Magneto Boots from "X-Men," has apparently had enough of this insult, and wants to do something about it. He built a huge valveless pulse jet machine that emits an incredibly loud farting sound. Of course, he also made a gigantic metal butt to house it in.

On Thursday, Furze will install the fixture on the cliffs of Dover, England, and at 10 a.m. PT will "fart in France's general direction" to see if the noise can travel the 21 miles across the English Channel. A few Frenchmen (or maybe Englishmen in disguise), will be stationed on the coast of France and will report back if they heard the noise. Fortunately for them, the smell of hydrogen sulfide probably won't make the trip across the channel.

Anyone who wants to watch this event unfold in person is welcome to do so, and Furze will post the exact location of the event on his channel soon. This "Futurama" fan can only hope Bender makes an appearance, and tells those Frenchies once and for all to bite his shiny metal ass.

That's a big metal bum. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

(Via Sploid)