Le Pétomane (pronounced /ləˈpɛtəmeɪn/, French IPA: [ləpetɔˈman]) was the stage name of the French professional farter and entertainer Joseph Pujol (June 1, 1857 - 1945). A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A flatulist, fartist, or professional farter is a performer who receives payment for farting in an amusing and/or musical manner Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the
He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to fart at will. Muscle (from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus "mouse" is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the Flatulence is the production of a mixture of gases in the digestive tract of Mammals that are byproducts of the digestion process His stage name combines the French verb péter, "to fart" with the -mane, "maniac" suffix, found in words like toxicomane. In English, a translation might yield "the fart maniac". His profession can also be referred to as a "Flatulist" or a "Fartiste. A flatulist, fartist, or professional farter is a performer who receives payment for farting in an amusing and/or musical manner " 
Joseph Pujol was born in Marseille. Marseille, ( English alt Marseilles mɑrˈseɪ — French: maʁsɛj locally — Provençal Occitan: Marselha maʀˈsijɔ He was one of five children of François (a stonemason and sculptor) and Rose Pujol. Soon after he left school he had a strange experience while swimming in the sea. He put his head under the water and held his breath, whereupon he felt an icy cold penetrating his rear. He ran ashore in fright and was amazed to see water pouring from his anus. A doctor assured him that there was nothing to worry about.
When he joined the army he told his fellow soldiers about his special ability, and repeated it for their amusement, sucking up water from a pan into his rectum and then projecting it through his anus up to several yards. He then found that he could suck in air as well. Although a baker by profession, Pujol would entertain his customers by imitating musical instruments, and claim to be playing them behind the counter. This article refers to the cooking profession For other uses see Baker (disambiguation A baker is someone who primarily Bakes Pujol decided to try his talent on the stage, and debuted in Marseille in 1887. After his act proved successful, he proceeded to Paris, where he took the act to the Moulin Rouge in 1892. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Can-can at the Moulin Rouge The main feature of an evening at the Moulin Rouge is the performance
Some of the highlights of his stage act involved playing a flute through a rubber tube in his anus, farting sound effects of cannon fire and thunderstorms as well as farting La Marseillaise. The flute is a Musical instrument of the Woodwind family Unlike other woodwind instruments a flute is a Reedless wind instrument that produces its Flatulence is the production of a mixture of gases in the digestive tract of Mammals that are byproducts of the digestion process " La Marseillaise " (la maʁsɛˡjɛz in English The Song of Marseille) is the National anthem of France. He could also blow out a candle from several yards away.  His audience included Edward, Prince of Wales, King Leopold II of the Belgians and Sigmund Freud. Edward Prince of Wales may refer to Edward II of England (1301-1307 Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376 Edward of Westminster Leopold II (Léopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909 was King of the Belgians. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those Sigmund Freud (ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt born Sigismund Shlomo Freud (May 6 1856 &ndash September 23 1939 was an Austrian Psychiatrist who founded 
In 1894, the managers of the Moulin Rouge sued Pujol for an impromptu exhibition he gave to aid a friend struggling with economic difficulties. For the measly sum of 3,000 francs (Pujol's usual fee being 20,000 francs per show), the Moulin Rouge lost their star attraction, who proceeded to set up his own traveling show called the Theatre Pompadour.
In the following decade Pujol tried to 'refine' and make his acts 'gentler'; one of his favourite numbers became a rhyme about a farm which he himself composed, and which he punctuated with the usual anal renditions of the animals' sounds. The climax of his act however involved him farting his impression of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
With the outbreak of World War I, Pujol, horrified by the inhumanity of the conflict, retired from the stage and returned to his bakery in Marseille. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Later he opened a biscuit factory in Toulon. Toulon ( Provençal Occitan: Tolon in classical norm or Touloun in Mistralian norm is a city in southern France and a large He died in 1945, aged 88, and was buried in the cemetery of La Valette-du-Var, where his grave can still be seen today. La Valette-du-Var ( Provençal Occitan: La Valeta) is a commune in the département of Var and The Sorbonne offered his family a large sum of money to study his body after his death, but they refused the offer.