20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Flatulence



Space Cadets

Astronauts’ lives are strictly regulated before they go into space, but there are some things they aren’t allowed to do that you may not have guessed. For example, astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before space flight because flatulence damages the flight suits.

Sexy Interactions

Most people think farting is gross, but not all think this way. There are actually sub-cultures of people who identify flatulence as sexually arousing – the term is “eproctophilia.”

Average Gassing

Most well-mannered people would like to fancy themselves above passing gas, but that is actually impossible. The average person farts about 14 times a day, passing about half a liter of gas in total.

Not Created Equally

Plenty think that burps and farts are essentially the same thing, just coming out two different ends. Despite that they are both gas emissions, flatulence contains less air and more bacteria.