Fart Facts

Did you know…..

  • Fart gas is a natural by-product of digestion.
  • On average, a person will fart 14 times a day, unless he/she has been eating beans. Certain polysaccharides in beans are undigestible by humans and so are consumed by gut flora instead. It’s them that produces the extra gas… not you. Doesn’t that make you feel better?
  • On average, a persons’ fourteen daily farts will fill a pint sized jar.
  • Farts are flammable.
  • Farts can exit the body at a speed of up to 7 mph.
  • If you are confined in a box, you cannot suffocate yourself with your farts. Now I’m sure you feel better!
  • Certain foods do make you fart more:  beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, milk, bread, eggs, beer, raisins, brussel sprouts, onions, lentils, leeks, oats, yeast, radishes, sweet potatoes, cashews, rutabagas and turnips are prime offenders.
  • Farts are made up of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, 9% carbon dioxide, 7% methane, 3% oxygen and 1% other crap. If the hydrogen has excess sulfides with which to combine, the farts will stink.
  • Nerve endings inside your anus allow you to distinguish between a fart and a poop.
  • Generally speaking, the larger the fart, the less smelly.
  • Bodies can still fart after death.

Top Ten Farting Machines

#10 – Gerbils

#9 – Carnivorous Humans

#8 – Vegetarian Humans

#7 – Labrador Retrievers

#6 – Elephants

#5 – Cows

#4 – Sheep

#3 – Zebras

#2 – Camels

#1 – Termites.  Termites produce more methane (CH4) than cows and more than all man-made polluting machinery combined. They do not, however, produce any other pollutants or toxic substances.

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4 Responses to Fart Facts

  1. Ken Cosgrove says:

    I question the rankings. Nowhere is my Uncle Barney mentioned. Termites? Uncle Barney could fumigate a house ridding it of termites, vermin you name it.


  2. Joyce says:

    everything you always wanted to know about farts but were afraid to ask!!
    Thanks Kris…….


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