11 Things You Should Know About Farts That Will Make You Think Differently About Them

Apr 04, 2018 by apost team

Some things are simply better out than in! The feeling of releasing something from your body can be rather satisfying, like, you guessed it, farting. But more often than not, the relief doesn't outweigh the embarrassment or disappointment of passing gas. 

The eleven facts below reveal the things we misunderstand about farting and the real purpose of the burst of methane erupting from your derrière. 

1. Foods That Make Your Farts Smell

Foods containing large amounts of sulfur are known for making your farts extra smelly. Some examples are listed below: 


  1. Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Cabbage 
  4. Kale
  5. Brussel sprouts
  6. Turnips
  7. Bok choy
  8. Kohlrabi
  9. Garlic 
  10. Onions 
  11. Leeks 
  12. Chives

Protein foods

  1. Fish
  2. Poultry
  3. Meats
  4. Nuts 
  5. Legumes

...and Eggs (so, no you can't hide away from it, and you also can't lie and say it wasn't you when you know exactly what you've been eating.) 


2. Daily Average Number Of Farts

Apparently, thanks to some very honest people, the average number of times someone should pass gas a day is around 14 times, starting small then progressing in abundance throughout the day. 

3. Flatulophobia

That's right, there is a fear of farts and its called Flatulophobia. It could either be the sound, the smell, or the general awareness of farting that can trigger the phobia. 

4. Gas Has Nothing To Do With Digestion

Most often than not, the frequency of farts can be the result of swallowing a lot of air, which can often mean you are nervous or anxious. 

5. Beans Don't Actually Make Your Fart

As a matter of fact, you actually fart more if you don't eat beans. 

6. Someone Created A Fart Pill

People have tried selling magic pills to prevent your farts from smelling bad, but rather sweet and satisfying. 

7. Defensive Flatulence

There is a story about a boy named Peter who used his farts as protection: "When feeling endangered, Peter had developed a defensive olfactive container using his bodily smell and farts to envelop himself in a protective cloud of familiarity against the dread of falling apart and to hold his personality together."

8. Women Fart More Than Men

Several researchers found that women actually fart at the same frequency of men if not more! 

9. Fart Jokes

Jokes about farting have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. Below are some examples: 

  1. Q: What's the definition of bravery?
    A: A man with diarrhea chancing a fart! 

  2. Q: Did you hear about ninja farts?
    A: They are silent but deadly.
  3. Q: What is it called when the Queen of England farts?
    A: A noble gas. 

10. Holding In A Fart

No need to panic, there is absolutely no risk of holding in a fart. Some say you should let it out as soon as possible. However, if you don't fart you may be left with uncomfortable cramps and pain. So to avoid this, let it all out. 

11. Farting Can Make You Famous

Meet Mr. Methane on Britains Got Talent!

Thank you for reading. 

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