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Dude wins ‘Finland’s Got Talent’ by farting with his hands

You've never heard John Lennon's 'Merry Xmas (War is Over)' like this before.


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:31 am CDT

Talent Suomi, Finland’s version of America’s Got Talent, just awarded its first place trophy to a guy who farts with his hands.  

Antton Puonti delivered an unforgettable version of John Lennon’s “Merry Xmas (War is Over).” If it doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. 

Puonti is, however, not the world’s greatest manualist—the proper term for hand-farters. That honor belongs to Gerry Phillips, the original master of the hand-fart, who’s amassed more than 24 million views on YouTube since his first brush with fame in 2007. Phillips has been in semi-retirement for the last five years or so.  

“I don’t plan on making any more videos for YouTube unless I find something that really makes me want to do it,” he told the Kernel last year. “How much more fame would it bring me?” 

Can someone please make a duet happen? 

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*First Published: Dec 8, 2016, 11:25 am CST