"It has changed my life!" Novak says. "I can even have, like, a gluten-free beer now. It still upsets me, and I have gas, but no big deal. I have this thing now. It's like a superpower." With her magic underwear, she's now able to roam about life free of most pain, farting with impunity.
The only thing she has to worry about now is that other pesky component of the fart, that is, the sound of the fury. "I'd pay a premium [if they could muffle the sound]," she says. "In a heartbeat." Shreddie's official FAQ, meanwhile, offers the sage uncle-like advice that "most flatulence sufferers are able to control the noise by altering their body position."
But without the bad smell getting in the way, why spend any time worrying about the sound? That remains the same as ever: the funniest sound in human history.