Inventor of Fart-Proof Blanket Tells All

He let one go while hunting, and the rest is history
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2010 3:35 PM CDT
Updated May 16, 2010 2:30 PM CDT

The guy who invented the anti-stink blanket to keep marriages intact—see the viral video in the gallery—talks to Salon and comes off as ... surprisingly normal. Frank Bibbo is a former biology teacher who now runs his own bio-engineering consulting business. He got the inspiration for the Better Marriage Blanket while hunting and decked out in chemical protective suits (from an Army surplus store) to block his odor.

"One time, I noticed that if I passed wind in there you couldn't smell a thing. And a light bulb went off." Bibbo concocted the blanket from the same technology used in gas masks, he tells Margaret Eby. He and his wife used one for years before he began selling it. "I mean, it's kind of personal, but you can probably figure it out. Between husband and wife it comes in really handy. I don't wake my wife up at night anymore." (More Better Marriage Blanket stories.)

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