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A typical fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane and 4 percent oxygen. Only about one percent of a fart contains hydrogen sulphide gas and mercaptans, which contain sulphur, and the sulphur is what makes farts stink.
Farts make a sound when they escape due to the vibrations of the rectum. The loudness may vary depending on how much pressure is behind the gas, as well as the tightness of the sphincter muscles.
The more sulphur-rich your diet is, the more terrible your farts will smell. Some foods contain more sulphur than others, which is why eating things like beans, cabbage, cheese, soda, and eggs can cause gas that will peel the paint off the walls!
People Pass Gas About 14 Times Per Day. The average person produces about half a litre of farts every single day, and even though many women won't admit it, women do fart just as often as men. In fact, a study has proven that when men and women eat the exact same food, woman tend to have even more concentrated gas than men.
If a person were to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months, they would produce gas with the equivalent energy of an atomic bomb.
Farts Have Been Clocked At A Speed Of 10 Feet Per Second. (Nearly 8 Miles Per Hour)
Though farts come out with varying velocities, we don't typically smell them for about 10-15 seconds after letting them rip. This is because it takes that long for the smell /odour to reach your nostrils.
Doctors disagree on whether or not holding in a fart is bad for your health. Some experts think that farts are a natural part of your digestive system, so holding them in won't harm you. Others think that at best, holding them in can cause gas, bloating, and other uncomfortable symptoms, and at worst, repressing gas can cause hemorrhoids or a distended bowel.
For Some Cultures, Farting Is No Big Deal. While most cultures feel that farts should be suppressed in polite company, there are some cultures that not only don't mind letting them fly in public, but they actually enjoy it.
An Indian tribe in South America called the Yanomami fart as a greeting
In China you can actually get a job as a professional fart-smeller!
In ancient Rome, Emperor Claudius, fearing that holding farts in was bad for the health, passed a law stating that it was acceptable to break wind at banquets.
Farts Are Flammable because the methane and hydrogen in bacteria-produced farts make your gas highly flammable.
People think it's a fun party trick to hold a lighter up to their bums and Light their Farts. This is however obviously very dangerous. In rare cases, a build-up of flammable gasses in the intestines has caused explosions during intestinal surgeries!
Cows (As a Bovine Animal) Create huge amounts of Methane Gas much of it from Burping.
One cow gives off enough methane gas to fill around 400 one litre bottles in 1 day.
In 1990 there were 1,296,820,000 Cows on the planet.
In 2009 there were 1,459,920,000 Cows on the planet.
Between 1990 and 2009 (10 years) the cows on the planet produced 5,513,480,000,000 Litres of Methane into the Atmosphere.
Cows Farts over the last ten years have produced the equivalent of 126,810,040,000,000 (126 x 1 Million x 1 Million) litres of CO2 Carbon which has gone into the atmosphere.
The main thing in a cows digestive system (Just as it is in humans, Giraffes, Deer, Antelope, Bears, and any other creature is (Faeces AKA Poo) and long after this leaves any creature it continues to produce More Methane)
The Planet itself can be said to (Breaking Wind) AKA Farting constantly as it gives off Methane from basically anything that was living and dies whilst it is Rotting.
In the last Ice Age which started 21,000 years ago and ended about 11,500 years ago things that died were when rotting trapped under ice and sediment which turned to rock.
Methane trapped under Frozen areas of the planet is now being released by the ton as the Planet Warms and ice Melts.
You can punch a small hole in frozen lakes around the world and set light to what is basically Lake Farts.
Scientists from Alaska Fairbanks Universities (IARC) International Arctic Research Center have found Holes in Siberia over 1,000 meters in diameter which are seeping methane into the atmosphere
As more Methane is allowed to escape into the atmosphere and makes the hole in the ozone layer bigger, worsening global warming.
It is believed that if Farmed animals such as Cows aren't burping and farting then they would grow more quickly.
Termites Produce The Most Farts of Any creature on the Planet (Estimated at 22,000,000 Tons)
Some termites eat as much Grass every year as an 880-pound (400-kilogram) cow.
If You Hold your Farts in They Just Come Out When You Sleep
Animals even Fart after Death so you can't escape passing wind, even after you have passed on from the planet.
There are numerous ways to stop Methane escaping into the atmosphere (Such as Burning it where it is escaping source)
Basically when 1 atom of Methane is burnt it produces 1 atom of CO2 and 2 of H2O (Water)
If Methane is 23 times more dangerous to our Atmosphere than CO2 by burning it as fuel we reduce the damage to our Planet by a massive amount.
The approach to dealing with Planet Fart Methane gas needs to be containment and use of the gas to generate Electricity to operate the containment machinery.
The approach to dealing with Poo, Refuse and rotting Vegetation Gas is Containment (Anaerobic Digestion) which takes all the Methane gas, which can be used as a fuel and to generate Electricity and leaves an Inert Fertiliser as the end product.
Anaerobic Digesters are not Science Fiction and as well as Large working Installations around the World can show over 2,500,000 Chinese Homes have Anaerobic Digestion Sealed Pits next to their Homes which provide Gas for cooking and heating as well as Electricity
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