1. Farts can reach speeds of 3 meters per second.
Depending on the size of your chili burger and the strength of your sphincter muscle, your fart can reach a decent speed.
2. Due to the higher content of hydrogen sulfide, farting from women is on average dirtier than farting from men.
Leading farts researcher, Dr. Michael Levitt, noticed a higher concentration of hydrogen sulfide in female winds, giving the ladies a head start in terms of smell factor. Don’t be ashamed, ladies; men really take the crown when it comes to butt-bombing innocent bystanders.
3. 35 million liters of farts are released into our atmosphere every day.
That’s something other than carbon dioxide. Where are you now that we need you, Al Gore?
4. There are about 1.15 million people farting on Earth every second.
A simple calculation: the average person fart 14 times a day, multiply this by 7.125 billion people, divided by 86,400 seconds in a day, and you end up with a total of 1,158,564 farts per second. That’s 100 billion a day!
5. In China, ‘professional fartsmen’ earn up to €45,000 a year by detecting diseases by analyzing farts.
These brave men and women are able to recognize and localize anus diseases. The smell – whether meaty, fishy, raw, bitter or sweet – can be a good indicator of diseases such as intestinal inflammation. So if you’re trying to get a job abroad, tell your parents you’ve found a golden opportunity.
6. The most productive fartsmen in the animal kingdom are termites.
As a result of a solid wood diet, termites emit enormous amounts of gas. They are estimated to account for 11% of global methane emissions. That’s more than all the cars on the planet put together. A good second are camels and the third are zebras.
7. The South American Yanomami tribe used their flatulence as a greeting.
It is said that when Ferdinand Magellan stumbled upon the Yanomami tribe, they received a very windy welcome. Just kidding. But these people really do exist, and numerous sources support their special reputation.
8. The University of Exeter claims that smelling smelly farts can reduce the risk of cancer, strokes, arthritis and dementia.
Exposure to small amounts of hydrogen sulfide (or the smell of rotten eggs) can prevent damage to the mitochondria. You must have learned in high school that mitochondria are the power plant of the cell, so a small breeze can work miracles for your health.
9. It would take nine farts per person on earth to make a nuclear bomb.
Just read this explanation: the average fart is flammable for 147 Joules. The energy and mass of a nuclear bomb is 1st13 Joules, according to Dr. Jay Maron. In summary, 68 billion farts would be needed to provide enough energy to make a nuclear weapon. Every person on Earth would have to bottle nine farts.
10. Dead people fart.
When you die, the muscles in your body, including your sphincter muscle, continue to contract and relax. If a person feasted on Taco Bell shortly before their death, the gut gas can escape through the intestines for up to three hours… until rigor mortis occurs.