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Friday, April 25, 2008


Ok, my little lady post seemed to strike a fancy with so many, SO, I thought why not research some fun "stinky" facts? Why the heck not...let's get down right silly! ;)

Fart Facts:
• On average, a fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane and 4 percent oxygen. Less than 1 percent of their makeup is what makes farts stink.
• The temperature of a fart at time of creation is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second.
• A person produces about half a liter of farts a day.
• Women fart as much as men.
• The gas that makes your farts stink is hydrogen sulfide. 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.
• Most people pass gas about 14 times a day.

And to help your little toddler with understanding this complex issue, there are some super cute books out there, one is called, The Gas We Pass the Story of Farts by Shinta Cho. And let us not forget Jelly's and my favorite Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle. (Thanks MB)

And if that isn't enough, there are websites like SmellyPoop that are very informative and downright funny to read.

So there you have it...some stinky facts for a fun weekend -- Happy Weekend Everyone!


mb said...

You have some major problems, C and you are a sick, sick woman! That must be why I love you so much!! ;-)

Carey said...

I'm not the sick one who came up with the facts! Can you believe someone actually got paid to clock the speed of passing wind? It cracks me up! :)