Don’t you dare deny that you don’t fart! Everyone does it. Even you!
Farting is a natural bodily function that happens when our digestive system dissolves all the food down the gastrointestinal tract. When the food arrives all the way across the GI tract, there is still some waste that remains in the colon.
This waste will remain there until you expel it. Moreover, this is the place where the intestinal bacteria ferment the leftover nutrients, such as carbohydrates and fiber. As a result, the gas sulfur is created, which is the reason behind the fragrance and gassiness of the fart.
Of course, this is the basic knowledge about farts. But, did you know the following facts?
12 Facts About Farting
Here are some weird facts about farts.
1. You Fart 14 Times
An average person fats more than 14 times per day.
2. The Speed of Farts
Farts are as fast as 10ft/sec
3. The Reason Behind Most Farts
Drinking more soda and chewing gum makes you fart more.
4. Animals Who Fart More
We are not the only creatures that produce that much farts. Actually, the animals that fart the most are termites (zebras, cows, camels, elephants, sheep, and dogs). The dogs that fart the most are Retrievers and Labradors.
5. Fill Up a Balloon
You can fill up a balloon with all the farts you produce on a daily basis.
6. Men are Guiltier
Women fart less than men.
7. Smelling Farts Is Healthy
Because farts produce hydrogen sulfide, they can reduce mitochondrial damage. As a result, scientists believe that smelling fart is healthy.
8. Word Origin
The original word for fart comes from 1962. It actually means wind from the anus.
9. Women’s Farts Smell More
Women produce stinkier farts since they have a higher concentration of hydrogen sulfide. So, if we pay attention to what the scientists previously mentioned, it means that smelling women’s farts is healthier.
10. We Fart During Sleep
We fart the most when we sleep.
11. Farting in Ancient Rome
In ancient Rome, the Roman Emperor Claudius declared that every citizen should relieve gas whenever they feel the need to. This means that farting in ancient Rome was nothing shameful.
12. You Can Make Your Farts Smell Nice
You can purchase pills that can make your farts smell like roses or even chocolate.
People consider farting as something to be ashamed of. But, our ancestors didn’t see it that way. They believed it was a natural part of the human body that we all have to do. Nevertheless, if you fart, it means that your body is functioning properly.
However, these weird facts sure seemed interesting. Surely some of them took your attention. What do you think? What is your favorite weird fact about farting? Leave us a comment and let us know. If you liked this post, make sure to share it with friends and family.