Here we will take a look at 10 random facts about farts that I am sure you probably didn’t need to know. Of course, curiosity will get the better of you and you will find yourself reading them all so that you will, by the end, know them all.
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5. Is the Methane from Cows’ Farts Problematic?
I bet you have heard the story about how cows fart so much methane that it is endangering the ozone layer. There is some truth in this, although it must be pointed out that it is not a cows fart that does the damage. In fact most of the methane a cow produces is exhaled when the cow breathes.
It is not just cows that produce methane this way, sheep do also and this has lead to scientists in New Zealand (not surprisingly when you consider how many sheep are there) to try and breed methane free sheep.
6. Can Farting be Sexy?
Ok, lets not get deluded, there are probably some people in the world who are ‘turned on’ by farts but for the other 99.9999999999% it is agreed that in now way are farts ‘sexy’ to humans.
In the animal kingdom, however, this is not always the case. The female Southern Pine Beetle farts a pheromone called frontalin which is used to attract a mate. It can also be used as a gathering call to the rest of the species. An open invitation to an orgy, if you like. Good news for the beetle you would have thought but unfortunately it also attracts predators.
7. Does Every Animal Fart?
So what makes an animal have the ability to fart? Well the animal must have both intestines and an anus and not all animals in the world have these. The Pogonophoran Worm, which can be found living on the sea bed or near active volcanoes, has no intestine and no anus. To make matters worse for the poor animal, it also has no mouth and no stomach. They survive by absorbing the bacteria that lives on its skin.
The Pogonophoran Worm is not alone in the non-farting stakes as animals such as Jellyfish, Coral and Sea Anemones also lack intestines and an anus.
8. Farting: Good or Bad?
Well I suppose it depends how you look at it, some people are genuinely disgusted by it while others find them to be one of the funniest things in the world.
In 1940 some employees of the Jem Rubber Co. in Toronto were playing about with some scrap sheets of rubber when one of them sat on it and produced a farting noise. They informed their boss of this who, seeing the potential of this had soon marketed the ‘Whoopee Cushion’. Which soon became a world wide sensation, bought by many practical jokers who took pleasure in hearing someone else fart.
9. Can You Tell Me More Random Things?
Ok, try and answer the following four questions,
Q1. Would a fart help to propel you forward in space if you weren’t wearing a spacesuit?
Q2. Is it possible to freeze farts?
Q3 See when you breath outside in the cold and you can see it, does the same apply when you fart outside in the cold?
Q4.Has there ever been a fossil fart found?
Truth be told the answer to all four of those is a rounding……. YES.
10. Tell Me Something That ISN’T True.
Bet you were surprised that the answer to all the questions in number 9 were yes.
Anyway, most people casually assume that it is possible that a very strong fart could rip through a pair of trousers you were wearing. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it is just not possible. No fart could rip through trousers.