Whether you try to hide it or not, you fart. Everybody does.
But even though it's such a routine activity -the average farts between 10 and 20 times per day there's alot about farting that you might not know.
1. You produce about 500 to 1,500 milliters of gas per day, and expel it in 10 to 20 farts.
This might be more than you'd expect, but it's been measured in controlled studies. The surprisingly hefty amount is the result of bacteria that live in your colon and feed on most of the food you eat.
2. 99 percent of the gas you produce those not smell.
One of the reason we produce so much more gas than we realize is that nearly all of it odorless. Hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane make up as much as 99 percent of the gas produced in our large intestines by volume.
3. Gum and soda can make you fart more.
Apart from the gases produced by bacteria, a significant proportion of your flatulence is simply made up of inadvertently swallowed air. It doesn't smell - it's mostly nitrogen and oxygen but it sounds and feels the same coming out.
4. Farting is the result of a healthy complex ecosystem in you intestines.
Modern society views flatulence as a negative. This is unfortunate, because is most cases it's the by product of a beautiful thing - the intricate ecosystem of bacteria living in your intestines.
5. There's simple reason why you don't mind the smell of your own farts.
We find the smell of our own farts less offensive than others.
The reason: we become habituated to all smells over time. That's why you might notice a scent walking into a stranger's house, but seldom do for your own.
6. Yes, you can light a fart on fire.
Because flatulence is partly composed of flammable gases like methane and hydrogen, it can be briefly set on fire.
We don't recommend it, because of the risk of injury.
7. No, you can't hold in fart until you disappears
This might seem obvious, but for whatever reason, people wonder about this question. At times, after holding in a fart for a while for social reasons, it can seem to disappear.
8. Beano cuts down gas production by starving these bacteria.
Incase you're wondering, the over-the-counter product Beano - which claims to " prevent gas before it occurs" - actually works as advertised.
9. Starving your fart - producing bacteria is a not good idea.
For most people, actively trying to limit your gas production isn't necessary, kashyap says. The amount you produce is the result of both your balance of gut bacteria and diet, and unless you're experiencing other sorts of problems - such as painful bloating- it's not wise to mess with it.
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