Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Little known facts

Until I have time (and easily attainable videos) to talk about the wonderful Saturday we had, I'll have to provide you with some fun facts about farts:

- Farts are created mostly by E. coli.
- On the average a fart is composed of about 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, 9% carbon dioxide, 7% methane, and 4% oxygen. Less than 1% is what makes them 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.
- Although they won't admit it, women fart as much as men.
- Termites are the largest producers of farts.
- Farts are flammable.
- The word "fart" comes from the Old English "feortan" (meaning "to break wind").
- Excess gas in the intestinal is medically termed "flatulence."

and, one about urine:
- Mercaptan in asparagus is what causes urine to smell.

Now you can't say you didn't know that. You can say you wish you didn't know, though.

1 comment:

lemony said...

I liked our other conversation about bodily extractions better.

xo, s.