I learned a lot about farting yesterday – because my family is weird and that’s how we bond, apparently – so let’s start with…
Just How Much Gas Do We Produce?
I’m glad you asked! It’s a lot. 500 to 1500 milliliters of gas in a day – all of which you will pass in about 10-20 farts.
Why Do Some Farts Smell And Others Don’t?
Basically, you get used to your own brew, but only 1% of the gas you produce actually smells and that’s the gas that contains sulfur. All the other gasses like Hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane are odorless, apparently.
I Know Beans Are Notorious For Causing Gas, But What Else Gives Me Gas?
Chewing gum can actually give you gas simply because you’re constantly opening and closing your mouth and swallowing air.
Can I Actually Light My Farts On Fire?
YES! The guy in the video below does it a lot, and it’s hilarious!