Why Flatulence Is Simply A Sign Your Bacteria Are Doing Their Job
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Gross!
It's sort of amazing how little most people know about farting, given that it's a daily issue and a sign of health!
The average individual passes wind between 8 and 20 times a day, generating a volume of something like half a liter every 24 hours.
Out of (admittedly rather random) interest it would therefore take about three years for the average person to inflate a camping air mattress with their gastrointestinal gas.
Good to know!
My favorite factoid was learning that not everyone can light their farts on fire!
Yeah, I thought all flatulence was flammable. Go figure.
Geege, it's amazing people pass wind 8-20 times a day. Does this mostly happen while we're sleeping?
Well *I* wouldn't know, but the flatulence experts at FoxNews do:
While individuals can sometimes voluntarily control their flatulence during the day by tightening their rectum, all bets are off during the nighttime hours.
I'd love a link to the Fox News report.
Because knowing there are flatulence experts at Fox News makes my day.
Passing Gas 101. Now there's a Fox News headline.
And a mission statement.
Fox News: It's all about the gas.