Facts About Your Farts
Farting is the act of passing intestinal gases through the anus. These can sometimes be odorless and sometimes deathly. But do you know why your farts are sometimes as loud as blow horn or as quiet as a mouse? The facts
below will tell you a thing or two about something everyone does multiple times a day.
- Flatulence is the production of a mixture of air and gases in the digestive tract that are by-products of the digestion process.
Average flatulence composition (key: nitrogen; hydrogen; carbon dioxide; methane; oxygen; other crap): nitrogen - 59%; hydrogen - 21%; carbon dioxide - 9%; methane - 7%; oxygen - 3%; other crap - 1%.
- The average person will fart 14 times a day and produce half liter of fart gas per day.
- Farts are indeed flammable.
- Top 10 farters: termites; camels; zebras; sheep; cows; elephants; Labradors/Retriever; humans (vegetarians), humans (non-vegetarians); gerbis.
- Farts can come blazing out of your ass at 7 mph and are 98.6° F at the time of creation.
- You cannot suffocate in a chamber full of your own fart.
- CH4 termites produce more methane than cows and even all manmade polluting machinery (but don't release any other harmful chemicals).
- Stealthy flatulence. Most farts come from swallowed air (largely nitrogen and CO2) and are relatively odorless. The bubbles from these farts are large and can produce large sounds (Pop!). Bacterial fermentation and
digestionprocesses can produce various pungent gases in other farts. The bubbles from these farts tend to be small and smelly and do not produce much sound (Silent but deadly).
- H2S hydrogen sulfide is the compound in farts that make them stink.
- A person can still fart after death (Rip).
- The nerve endings in your rectal area help distinguish the difference between farts and poop... but sometimes these nerves can get confused when your poop is more fluid than usual and results in things such as mud butt
- Beans do, in fact, make you fart more. The human body cannot digest certain polysaccharides. As these carbohydrate structures reach the lower intestine, bacteria feed on them, producing a lot of flatus.
- Farty foods. Beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, milk, bread, eggs, beer, raisins, brussels sprouts, lentils, onions, garlic, leeks, oats, yeast, radishes, sweet potatoes, cashews, turnips, rutabagas
Sources: http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/19/786305.aspx; http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/786043/facts_about_farts_passing_gas_facts_pg2.html?cat=5;