View Full Version : What is a fart and why does it smell?

Feb 2nd, 2002, 11:22 PM
Ever pull someone's finger and hear a weird noise come out of his or her butt?

Ever sit in a tub of water and see bubbles come out of your hiney?

This strange noise and vibrating sensation that came from your butt is most likely caused by a fart.

A fart is a combination of gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide) that travels from a person's stomach to their anus. When a person swallows too much air or eats foods that the human digestive system cannot digest easily gas becomes trapped in his/her stomach. The only way for this excess gas to exit the body is through the anus.

The gas that makes your farts stink is the hydrogen sulfide gas. This gas contains sulfur which causes farts to have a smelly odor. The more sulfur rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include: beans, cabbage, cheese, soda, and eggs.

A scientific name for a fart is flatus or flatulence.

The word fart is just one of many different terms used to describe the release of gasses from the human body. Other popular names for farts or farting include: gassers, stinkers, air biscuits, bombers, barking spiders, rotten eggs, and wet ones. You can pass gas, break wind, blast, beef, poof, rip one, let one fly, step on a duck, and cut the cheese.

Farts can be stinky, wet, loud, or silent but deadly. Pee-eeew!!!

Did you know?

Hey guys, don't be fooled by girls who tell you that they never fart. Everyone farts, including girls. In fact, females fart just as much as males.
Many animals fart too. Cats, dogs, and cows. Elephants fart the most.

People fart the most in their sleep.
Farts that contain a large amount of methane & hydrogen can be flammable.

Double Fault
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:23 AM
You are an expert on Farting Newinva.

Mercury Rising
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:27 AM
Thanks for the interesting information!:D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 04:10 AM

Mercury Rising
Feb 3rd, 2002, 04:48 AM


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Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:38 AM
hehehehe ;)


Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:55 AM
i feel enlightened!

Mercury Rising
Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by SM
i feel enlightened!

That's the spirit!! :bounce:

Feb 3rd, 2002, 08:06 AM
Newvina, you've done your research well. **Applause**

You might wanna stay away from Scotso.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 08:38 AM
LOL!I love your signature,Jennifer!!:chuckling:

Williams Rulez
Feb 3rd, 2002, 09:11 AM
:eek: I must stay away from elephants when they fart.. can you imagine how much they'll release?!!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 11:19 AM
Speaking of flammable farts...it's true they can be. One time my cousin thought he'd be funny during a camping trip and so he farted over the campfire. Needless to say, his butt was toast the rest of the night;)

Just thought I'd add that to this knowledgable thread :D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 12:03 PM
OMG!I never knew that was true!Haha..Poor thing...:sad:

Mercury Rising
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:26 PM
Oh yeah, a fart is a real flamethrower!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:31 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:19 PM
Where did you get all this information from??

Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:40 PM
ohmigosh....lol@JeFF! http://www.duhspot.com/users/smiley/s/kao/otn/plaugh2.gif

it's great to know http://www.minorannoyance.net/~spin/Smilies/kao/otn/plaugh3.gif there are a lot of intellectuals in these boards, talking about some highly educational things......

Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:02 PM
theres nothing gross about a bottom burp its natural,and its better out than in for the person concerned.

Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by super_hingis
theres nothing gross about a bottom burp its natural,and its better out than in for the person concerned.

Yeah, but not for the people around them! ;)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:29 PM
Very interesting! Thx ;)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:39 PM
Lmao, funny but true. Thats so nasty.

Btw, i was smart, I always knew they farted! Stinky girls :p
My sister was Queen of Flatulence, she beat the elephants out by not a mile, but two!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 11:33 PM
Ever notice how a fart and perv4ever are alot alike? I mean, they are both full of hot air and they both smell like sh!t! :D :D :) ;) :p :rolleyes: :eek: :wavey: