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Farting is just another part of life. No one can avoid it or prevent it. But do you know what it actually is and how it actually works? Few people besides doctors do, so here we have compiled some information about fart composition and the farting process. If you are interested some ways to possibly enhance your farting ability we have provided information below.

Farting is act of passing gases from your intestines through your anus. Some will smell, others will sound like a musical instrument. Flatulence or “farts” are the product of a mixture of air and gases in the digestive tract that are a by-product of the body’s digestion process. Because of this they are composed of a variety of gases in different proportions. Nitrogen is the main ingredient making up 59% of the average fart. Next behind it is Hydrogen making up 21%, the rest are fairly small with 9% Carbon Dioxide, 7% percent Methane, and 3% Oxygen leaving 1% other stuff. Hydrogen Sulfide is the compound in them than actually makes them stink.

Now that you know the composition we need to talk about the frequency and distribution of the farting population. The average person will actually fart 14 times per day to produce a half liter of fart gas. These farts can travel as fast as 7 mph and due to their composition are quite flammable. The top ten farting animals are as follows: Termites, Camels, Zebras, Sheep, Cows, Elephants, Labradors/Retrievers, Humans (Vegetarians), Humans (non-Vegetarians), and Gerbils. Termites alone produce more methane than cows and even all man-made polluting machinery (but don’t produce other harmful chemicals). Surprisingly even dead people can still fart.

Contrary to movies and television aimed at school age boys, a big loud fart is rarely a stinky one. As you might expect there is actually some science behind this. Most farts come from swallowed air which is mostly nitrogen and CO2 and tend to be fairly odorless. The bubbles from theses farts are large in volume and thusly, produce the largest sounds. It is actually the bacterial fermentation and digestions process that produce the various pungent gases in other farts. The bubbles for these farts are usually much smaller and smellier and because of their size do not produce much sound lending them the common title “silent but deadly”.

If your goal is to enhance your fartiness, beans really do make you fart more because of the polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are carbohydrate structures that the lower intestine’s bacteria feed on producing extra flatulence. Other foods that will make are you fart are as follows: Corn, Bell Peppers, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Milk, Bread, Eggs, Beer, Raisins, Brussel Sprouts, Lentils, Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Oats, Yeast, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Cashews, Turnips, and Rutabagas.



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