I am going to do my best to be out here blogging as much as I possibly can, and to clarify to everyone, I am not quitting blogging but the frequency of my blogging will decrease. Conversely, the title of my latest post is about a subject that appears to have increased for me.
I just seem to be more gassed up than a Greyhound bus lately and I don't know why.
Maybe I am swallowing too much aggression.
Anyway I did some research and found some interesting fart facts that I am going to share with you today.
- An average fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane, and 4 percent oxygen. Less than 1 percent of its makeup is what makes a fart stink.
- The temperature of a fart at its time of creation is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second.
- If you fart and a little bit of poo comes out that is known as sharting.
- A person produces about half a liter of farts a day.
- What types of farts are there? Thank goodness for The Fart Dictionary.
- Other words for fart can be found here at The Fart Thesarus.
- Why does a dog's fart smell so bad? Here is your answer. A carnivore's protein-rich diet produces relatively small amounts of intensely stinky gas because proteins contain lots of sulfur. A dog's or cat's farts are rarely audible, but the odor is overwhelming. Biologists have been asked why dogs and cats generally fart silently, and their theories include: (1) the amount of gas produced is small, but potent, (2) the horizontal orientation of their gastrointestinal system puts less pressure on the anal opening, so the gas is expelled more slowly, (3) their anal sphincters don't close as tightly as humans' because it takes less force to hold in the contents of the colon -- again because of the horizontal orientation of the gastrointestinal system -- and a loose anus makes less sound, and, my favorite (4) dogs and cats don't feel embarrassed about farting, so their sphincters are more relaxed, leading to less noisy flatulence.
- Women fart as much as men.
- The gas that makes your farts stink is the hydrogen sulfide gas. This gas contains sulfur, which is the smelly component. The more sulfur-rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include beans, cabbage, cheese, eggs, and soda.
- Most people pass gas about 14 times per day.
- Farts are flammable so you can ignite farts.
- Believe it or not, the animal that wins this honor of farting the is the humble termite. Because of their diet and digestive processes (with more than the usual microbial assistance), they produce as much methane as human industry. Termite farts are believed to be a major contributor towards global warming.
- And finally the answer to the age-old question that has plagued mankind: Can you capture a fart in a jar and save it for later use? It should be theoretically possible to do this, but there would be lots of logistical problems. I would suggest using a plastic bag instead of a jar. You might try the following as a science fair experiment:
Fart into several plastic bags and seal them carefully. Then fill several other plastic bags with ordinary air. Wait 24 hours. Then get volunteers to smell the contents of the bags to see if they can correctly identify which ones contain the farts. This should tell you if it is possible to store a fart in any useful way.
Here is one way to capture a fart in a jar. Do it in the bathtub while bathing. Fill the jar with bath water and then hold it with the open end downward. Lean back in the bathtub so that your fart bubbles will emerge in front of you rather than behind you where you can't see them. Catch the bubbles in the jar, and put the lid on the jar while it's still underwater. This way, you capture a fairly pure fart uncontaminated by atmospheric air. To enjoy your captured fart to the fullest extent, make sure that your jar does not already smell like whatever was it it before, like pickles or peanut butter.
I hope you enjoyed some insight on farts.
Now go out there and break wind in somone's general direction.