- The first use of the word “fart” was in 1632. It came from an Old English word “feortan,” which means to break wind. Other variations include the Old German “ferzan” and the Old Norse “freta.” Today, we have no shortage of names for fats: air biscuits, toots, air shits, butt burp, ass blast, anal exhale, barking spider, booty bomb, cornhole clap, and duck call, to name a few.
- The average person passes gas approximately fourteen times a day. This amounts to about 0.5 liters of farts in a single day. That is equal to about 17 ounces. And most of these farts happen while sleeping at night.
- Only 1 percent of fart makes up the notoriously smelly part, which is composed of hydrogen sulfide. The rest of the fart consists of a combination of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and oxygen.
- The average fart travels at a speed of 10 feet per second. Or, in other words, that means that the average fart travels at 7 mph or 3.05 meters per second. That means that farts are quite speedy.
- Termites produce the most amounts of gas. This is because of their diet of wood. To put it into perspective, their gas is responsible for 11 percent of methane that is produced on this planet.
- 68 billion farts would produce enough power to create a thermonuclear weapon. Or, farting every day for nearly 7 years can help to create an atomic bomb.
- The people from a South American tribe called Yanomami fart as a way to say hi or hello. So, next time you are interacting with the people from Yanomami, instead of saying hi, let out a big one.
- Farting is easy to do above ground but not so much under the water. Scuba divers cannot pass gas when they are 33 feet under the water.
- And in ancient Japan, there were very public contests that determine the loudest and most obnoxious farter. In ancient Japan, farting loudly was not something to be ashamed of but to be commemorated.
- Living people are not the only ones to fart. Dead people fart too. The human body continues to contract and expand muscles and thus omitting gas. In fact, until the human body goes rigid, it can pass gas up to three hours after death.
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