There are certain natural bodily functions that happen to make people laugh, get embarrassed, or even annoyed. There is no stopping them from happening so why not have a giggle? Some of them include:
– Burping – Hiccups
Farting is really the crown jewel of bodily functions. Some people are mortified and want to die if it ever happens in front of others, others have no problem proudly tooting in front of other people.
But how much do you actually know about farts other than the fact that they sound funny, smell funny, and come out of your bum? Here are a few facts about flatulence.
– Men fart more than women. – The original meaning of fart if forth as wind from the anus. This word was coined in 1962. – An average person farts around 14 times a day. – Those 14 farts a day are enough to fill up a balloon. – This is not something to be embarrassed about as it means that you are healthy. A healthy digestive tract produces farts. If you are not farting at all go to the doctor. – Farts are consisted of hydrogen sulfide that reduces mitochondrial damage. It was discovered that smelling farts can actually be beneficial so don’t clog your nose next time someone farts but take a nice deep breath. – Even though women fart less than men their farts can be smellier because they have a higher amount of hydrogen sulfide in their system. They are also healthier to smell. – The average speed of a fart is 10 ft/sec. – If you have very tight sphincter you will produce louder farts as they have smaller tighter area to squeeze out from. – It’s been proven that chewing gums and sodas stimulate farting so if you notice you’re farting excessively and it bothers you, cut down on their consumption. – We mostly fart during the night, while we sleep.
– The most fart-producing animal may surprise you. It is termites! Followed by camels, then zebras, sheep, cows, elephants, and dogs. Labradors and retrievers are the two breeds that tend to fart the most.