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Reference contradiction[edit]

The current reference 4 adds to the definite statement that his death was in 1945 with the added explanation that someone said it was "right after the allied landings". The reference explains that that meant just after June 6 (D-Day) which would pin down the date of death closer than just the year. Unfortunately, D-Day was in 1943, so one or the other is wrong. SkoreKeep (talk) 23:05, 16 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Um, D-Day was in 1944, June the 6th to be precise. (talk) 04:35, 3 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The reference is not to D-Day, but to Operation Dragoon (Anvil), the Allied landings in the south of France, which occurred near his home town on 15th August 1944. "Shortly after" could probably be stretched into the beginning of 1945. (talk) 07:52, 13 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]


How do you pronounce it?

Pe' Toe Maen —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 17 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Pay-tau-man (tau as the greek letter)

Except that τ has at least two pronunciations. I think the one for here is "taw" (w/o the protraction/drawl my engineering prof always gave it).
Offhand, I'd say the name had something to do with "ptomaine"...'at's what I'd all this time thought Brooks was referring to =( Kwantus 03:22, 2005 Jan 18 (UTC)

Should add IPA to the article. Jidanni 10:46, 28 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]


How am I "un-citing a riot"? I added information to this page, and it was deleted because it was not cited. I cited a source, but it wasn't reputable enough. I went to a library and looked the information up in two reputable sources, and added the information, along with citing the sources under further reading, and still it was deleted...what more is necessary to add accurate information to Wikipedia?, 07:27, 16 December 2005

  • I'm sorry, it was way too late at night and I missed your citation. I have reverted my reversion. If others choose to challenge those sources' credibility, that's up to them. Wahkeenah 07:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • "Einstein's Refrigerator" is hardly a "reputable source" -- it's an incredibly dramatic account. I haven't been able to find a copy of the "RE/Search" work, but their website doesn't fill me with confidence in their ability to turn out scholarly works. --Carnildo 20:32, 16 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I'm pretty sure the guy who wrote this was talking out of their ass.--Mobius Soul 23:11, 24 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

heh, I see what you did there. They too must be a skilled flatulist. 06:34 AM 22 August, 2018 (EST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:BC9F:F4DB:DCCF:A500:A14F:FD8E (talk)
Wrote what? Hyacinth 08:50, 25 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

"Control of abdominal muscles" correct?[edit]

I don't presume to know the trade secrets of professional farting, but it seems that the following sentence presumes too much:

He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to break wind at will.

Wouldn't the pelvic muscles would be more important for his skill than abdominal control? Does anyone have any cites? Alki 23:09, 2 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

hmm... As a layman, I would guess that all of the muscles in the abdominal cavity up to and including the diaphragm would have to work in conjunction; but to form the sounds themselves, my bet is that the anal sphincter muscle would need the most training. The 'pelvic muscles' seem more skeletal than pressure inducing.

Today's currency[edit]

3,000 francs (Pujol's usual fee being 20,000 francs per show),

Say how much that is today, and also say how much in today's US$. Jidanni 10:46, 28 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 14:29, 10 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Any recordings?[edit]

Kind of a childish question, I know, but I am curious to know if any audio recordings have survived or have been made - was his act considered too vulgar to be recorded onto wax, or was this considered a harmless enough novelty to have been recorded at least once?-- (talk) 14:30, 20 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Haha, I have to admit I too was curious - there's definitely an immitator "Mr Lefires" out there in 1904 on vinyl, but as for genuine Pugol, according to this website "Apparently, a cylinder recording of Le Pétomane's "entertainment" was made, and is a great rarity." Whether it still exists is difficult to say. Bob talk 15:10, 20 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The wax cylinder recording is of Le Petomane's rendition of three blind mice - I heard it on the BBC radio many years ago. 78s of his work can be heard on YouTube. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

external references[edit]

Since these do not concern M. Pugol directly I hesitate to mention them. Perhaps I can have an opinion as to their relevance before I waste time checking for exact details.

1. There is a reference to farting music in Joyce Cary's 'The Horse's Mouth'

2. A main character in the Spanish film 'The Tit And The Moon' is a circus performer who farts, accompanied by a band. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fleapit (talkcontribs) 12:01, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

They're not really relevant to Mr Pugol's article, but I believe there is an article on the refined art of being a flatulist. Bob talk 12:32, 28 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

There are several items on Google Video and Youtube featuring actors playing Pujol, but I am not comfortable about watching anyone fart, so turned them off very quickly, even though I knew that Pujol was not actually farting. Moreover, I am very sympathetic toward him because of his unusual ability, because I know what it is like to be taunted and teased by other children for being different. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Glammazon (talkcontribs) 20:06, 14 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Leonard Rossiter Short Film "Le Petomane" available on youtube[edit]

It's been uploaded in full at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evwLzR57wsc and seems to be a legitimate upload. Perhaps it's a better external link for it or could also be linked to. I leave it up to this page's maintainer. Fergal daly (talk) 04:38, 9 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Death date[edit]

French WP and a couple of others are saying he died on 8 August 1945. Can this be corroborated? -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 10:09, 4 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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What does this mean?[edit]

The Legacy section has an entry [with no source] that says

"Le Petomane is also a character in the novel The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia. and a nearly identical recording horn. "

What does that mean? To what or whom, and how, is the recording horn "nearly identical"? - — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:ea01:1090:4829:e296:6801:e91c (talk) 10:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Horn section of sentence removed. Ttwaring (talk) 19:59, 13 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]