No matter how embarrassing a fart can be, it is still part of the normal body function. Whether you like it or not, they do happen because it is the body’s way of expelling the gas building up inside. Farting, aside from belching or burping, is just one way of liberating gas and it can be silent or loud and smelly or odorless.
But do you know who farts louder? Is it the men or the women? On average, how many times a day does a person fart? Here are 12 facts about farting you probably didn’t know.
#1. Farts are made up of hydrogen sulfide.
And the compound can reverse the damage done to the mitochondria. In other words, it’s healthy to smell farts.
#2. Men fart more than women. Oopsie!
#3. But female farts are smellier since females have higher hydrogen sulfide concentration.
It also means female farts are healthier to inhale.
#4. The word fart was coined in 1962 and it means to expel wind from the anus.
#5. Farting is a sign of being healthy.
A healthy digestive system produces farts. The absence of this loud and embarrassing gas warrants a visit to the doctor.
#6. On average, a person farts about 14 times a day…
#7. And that would be enough to inflate a balloon.
#8. A fart speed can be as fast as 10ft/sec.
#9. People with tight sphincters will produce louder farts.
And that’s because the gas have a smaller area to pass out from.
#10. Gum and soda can make a person fart more.
Do you know someone who loves chewing gum and drinking soda? You know what to expect.
#11. You fart at night without knowing it.
It happens when you sleep.
#12. And termites happen to be the living creature that produces the most farts.
Stephen Hawking: Without a ‘World Government’, Technology Will Destroy Mankind
The world-renowned physicist has a dire warning for the human race.
World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has a serious warning for the world – if technology remains uncontrolled, it will destroy the human race. In an interview with The Times, Hawking said “Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages.”
“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason,” he further explained.
Hawking believes that "some form of world government” could be a good solution.
This ‘Smart’ Condom Detects STDs, Count Your Thrusts and Rates Your Performance
The i.Con Smart Condom ring records all the necessary data from your bedroom sessions.
British Condoms, a UK-based company tagged as "the intimate pleasure experts, has announced that their latest product is a "smart" condom ring.
The device, which is called the i.Con Smart Condom, is classified as a "wearable gadget." As the company stated in its announcement, "Welcome to the future of wearable technology in the bedroom."
Target market: Men who want to analyze how they have sex.
Oldest Traces of Life Dating 3.8 Billion Years Found in Quebec
When our solar system was just shy of a billion years old, there was already life according to scientists.
Unless you're a hardcore creationist, you already know that our solar system is billions of years old. Back then, roughly 4.6 billion years ago, there was no life on earth yet. Instead, our planet was a huge mass of gasses and non-living substances. But then scientists started to wonder when the first signs of life emerged on earth. Now we have an answer...
Scientists investigating the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt in Northern Quebec discovered banded rock formations, which suggest the existence of life. These rock formations are red or white layers that were formed because of organisms reacting with dissolved iron in the water that covered the planet.