When you pass gas, or someone next to you does, a cloud of stink is sure to hang around for a while. But is it possible to outrun the smell as soon as you hear it? This video has the answer. This video from the AsapSCIENCE YouTube channel takes a look at all the ins and outs (mostly outs) of fart science. All in all, escaping a fart all depends on your proximity to the person and the way the direction the wind is blowing (if there is wind). If you're the culprit, or you're in close proximity of the exit point, and there's no breeze, you can't escape it. The stinky gas molecules are just too fast. You might as well prepare yourself mentally or cover your nose. If you have some space between you and the source, however, or there's a breeze blowing toward them, you definitely have time to get away stink-free. Of course, if you are the one who dealt it, there are plenty of ways to do your business and get away with it anyway.
Could You Outrun a Fart? [YouTube]