The Facts of Farting?
Fart is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to flatulence. The word "fart" is generally considered unsuitable in a formal environment by modern English speakers, and it may be considered vulgar or offensive in some situations.
What is a fart and why does it smell?
Ever pull someone's finger and hear a weird noise come out of his or her butt?
Ever sit in a tub of water and see bubbles come out of your hiney?
This strange noise and vibrating sensation that came from your butt is most likely caused by a fart.
A fart is a combination of gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide) that travels from a person's stomach to their anus. When a person swallows too much air or eats foods that the human digestive system cannot digest easily gas becomes trapped in his/her stomach. The only way for this excess gas to exit the body is through the anus.
The gas that makes your farts stink is the hydrogen sulfide gas. This gas contains sulfur which causes farts to have a smelly odor. The more sulfur rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include: beans, cabbage, cheese, soda, and eggs.
A scientific name for a fart is flatus or flatulence.
Well, now you know because Cobra said so.
Cobra's note: I ate a lot of beans yesterday for a voluntary study on farting and what cause us to fart. I'm sharing a small part of my research findings with you. It's nothing to be ashamed of because all of us did it many times over in our life time.
Have a happy Friday!