The most embarrassing and sometimes laugh-inducing moment is farting in public. Yes, people may judge you as being impolite if you fart in public.
While we know that farting is part of the digestive process and can make weird sounds, the most annoying aspect is the unpleasant smell that accompanies it.
However, there are many other facts related to farting. Here are 12 unknown facts about farting that might surprise you:
- Men are masters of farting, not in a funny way, but it is true that men tend to fart more compared to women.
- The word "fart" was coined in 1962. It means the wind coming from the anus.
- A normal person actually farts about 14 times a day. You can keep track of it if you're curious.
- By farting 14 times a day, we actually release enough air to fill up a balloon.
- Farting is not something to be embarrassed about as it indicates a healthy digestive system. If you're not farting at all, it's advisable to see a doctor.
- Farts are composed of hydrogen sulfide, which reduces mitochondrial damage. Smelling a fart can be healthy, so the next time you fart, take a good breath and thank the person.
- Female farts tend to be smellier as females have a higher concentration of hydrogen sulfide. Female farts are more potent in odor.
- Farts can travel as fast as 10 feet per second.
- If you have a tight sphincter, you will produce louder farts as they have a smaller area to pass through.
- Consuming soda and chewing gum can make you fart more. So if you know someone who farts a lot and consumes a lot of soda or chews gum frequently, that might be the reason.
- Most farting happens at night while we sleep.
- Termites are the creatures that produce the most farts. Camels, zebras, sheep, elephants, and dogs (especially labs and retrievers) follow closely.
So, don't feel embarrassed the next time you fart in public. It is natural and indicates that you are a normal and healthy person.
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