From shooting lasers from the eyes to telepathically controlling objects, human imagination has had no bounds in scripting brand new superpowers for comics or films every day.
But have you ever heard of a superpower called ‘super farts’? Well, for starters, it is not fiction and secondly, there actually exists a man whose farts can be termed as ‘deadly’.
Joe Rwamirama, 48, from Kampala, Uganda claims that insect repellent companies are probing his farts as they contain properties that can kill mosquitoes.
The odd job man says no one in his home village has ever contracted malaria because his powers knock out insects over a six mile radius.
Rwamirama, who does odd jobs to earn a living, says that his village is malaria-free because his ‘super farts’ kill insects over a 9.6 kkm radius. That’s a fallout zone larger than the Jiroshima atomic bomb that killed thousands in 1945.
“He is known all over the city as the man who can kill mosquitoes with his farts,” said local barber James Yoweri. “When Joe is around we all know that mosquitoes will vanish.”
“He is respectful of people around him and will only fart when there are mosquitoes around which bring malaria. His farts gets rid of this disease,” he added.
Rwamirama’s superpower first came to light when he was a child and a local chief took him in during malaria season. The chief claimed that no one in the vicinity caught the disease because of Rwamirama’s presence.
“I heard about Joe’s gift and I took him in to help mop out the mosquitoes infesting our surroundings,” the chief said. “He respectfully drops these bloomers and it helped eradicate the insects. He does his thing and they drop – like flies.”
When asked, Rwamirama said: “I eat ordinary food just like everyone else but no insect can lay a foot on me, not even a fly.”
“I smell like a normal man and I bathe daily and my farts are just like everyone else, they are only dangerous to small insects and especially mosquitoes,” he added.
Rwamirama, evidently proud of his talents, wants to enter entrepreneurship by marketing his gas.
“Imagine buying a Raid can with my face on it!” he said.
Although the news of Rwamirama’s insane superpowers have been doing the rounds on social media or the last two days, the two companies allegedly probing his farts have not verified the story yet.