Fart facts - one interesting topic that’s naturally funny to everyone. The best way to come to better terms with your farts is to get to know them a little more. Here are 7 amazing fart facts you most likely didn’t know.
Your Farts Smell Better To You Than Everyone Else
Are you a lot less bothered by your own farts than somebody else's? You're not alone, this is the case for everybody. It sounds weird, because, hey, all farts smell awful, right? But it actually makes a lot of sense. Think about it: You're used to the way your farts smell, especially if you're farting over 5,000 times in a single year. But somebody else's special brand of fart is unfamiliar to you, so it's going to smell a lot more potent, even if your farts smell just as bad as theirs.
You Fart About 14 Times A Day
Think you fart way too much? You probably don't. On average, you fart about 14 times a day, and a lot of that occurs when you're fast asleep. If you fart way more than 14 times a day, you might have a digestive issue that you'll want to get checked out.
How Smelly Your Fart Is Depends On What You Eat
Do your farts absolutely reek? Your diet might be to blame. Foods that are high in sulfates have a tendency to produce foul farts. For example, Sulfate compounds are found in meat and dairy products, which can produce killer farts. If you're snacking on yogurt in the morning, eating a burger for lunch, and eating broccoli as a side for dinner, get ready for a seriously toxic fart session that night.
Beans Aren't As Magical As You Thought
"Beans, beans, the magic fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot!" We all remember this, right? Well, it's not exactly untrue: Beans aren't the easiest food for your tummy to digest, and they contain massive sugar molecules that enjoy hanging out with some gas producing bacteria. So, yeah, they'll make you fart. But their reputation is a little over the top. A 2011 study indicates that beans don't necessarily make you fart significantly more than most other foods.
Food Isn't The Only Root To Your Farting Woes
Farting a lot isn't just the result of eating something that didn't agree with your stomach. For example, stress can cause excess farts. How? When you’re anxious, your breathing quickens, which leads to swallowing a lot of air, which can lead to bloating and gas. That's also why people believe that chewing gum or drinking through straws can cause farting: all that extra air. Chilling out (with a little bit of exercise on the side) can help you ease up on your fart count!
Girls Fart Just As Much As Boys Do
Yes, it might be more socially acceptable for guys to make fart jokes, and they might be more shameless of farting right in front of you, but they actually don't fart any more than ladies do. It's just a little thing called gender norms that make it seem as if women don't fart as much.
Your Fart Is Mostly Odourless
Farts smell terrible, right? Well, believe it or not, a fart is 99 percent odorless. Your fart mostly consists of nitrogen and hydrogen gas! Sulfate derivatives make up one percent of your, and that's the smelly bit.