Have fart, will travel!

Spain
December 30, 2009 11:46am CST
I have a book called 'The Little Book of Farting,' and it's full of fart facts. For instance, a fart is capable of travelling up to 15 metres - that's about 50 feet in English money. So if you need to drop one and you don't want to do it in front of someone, run across the road! Do you have any interesting or surprising fart facts to share?
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
30 Dec 09
Is it really enough to run across the road? I would have thought that there would be many other factors to consider like the direction of the wind, the heat and weather conditions in general (damp air might hang about while in a dry atmosphere it would travel further). Of course if you have a book on the matter then who am I to contradict?
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
Hello, Diana. I suppose it would depend on how wide the road was and how fast the fart was travelling, plus of course, air conditions. It's probably made up of several variables. We live by the salt lakes, where the air is very dry, so I'd think they'd whizz along for quite a way here! Some people think farting is just vulgar, but it can also be very educational, as this discussion is proving already!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
30 Dec 09
Farting, like many other things, are vulgar when done in the wrong situations. Sneezing all over the place is worse surely as that spreads germs. I don't think farting does - but I have never considered it before this discussion to be honest
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
Hello again, Diana. Yes, farts are hygienic, because the colon is acidic and any bacteria that do get through are harmless. That's also in my book!
9 Jan 10
Why doesn't it surprise or even shock me that yet again a discussion on farting appears under your profile, lol. Now for a fact, or maybe it isn't, but I heard the other day on some TV show or another that if you have a smooth, haarless rear end you are less likely to make a noise when farting. Whether this is true or not I can't say, and have no plans of shaving or waxing anywhere near that area to find out.
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17 Jan 10
Hi Sandra, firstly many thanks for the best response and yes I have been sort of profile stalking or rather looking at the discussions I missed in my absence. Trust me when I say there would be no way I would ever have tried to proved this theory. My manly butt will ever remain the hairy beast it is ..... what a pleasant thought to leave you with this
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• Spain
17 Jan 10
Just recovered from the swoon brought on by that image. Now I need a vodka - a large one but not, I hasten to add, a hairy one.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Wow, there is really a book about farts? The things we think about!! I started a disucssion about this a while back-a fart actually killed a person when they tried to light it. Yes, they are flammable. We've tried to look it up and can find the tv show where I found it but not much more, so I am not sure if it is true or not. Interesting for sure.
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
Yes, it is true that you can light farts and it can cause serious injury. Over on my other farting discussion, two people said about their husbands lighting farts in the army and the navy, and the victims being hospitalised. And I thought servicemen were in danger from the enemy. I suppose it's another example of friendly fire! It's the methane that's flammable, and it burns with a blue or green flame. That's in my book too!
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
31 Dec 09
Oh, so it s your book? So why the interest in such a smelly topic? O well, to each our own! Have you saw the show 1000 Ways To Die? They had the show about the guy dying. Interesting the things we never thought we would want or need to know that we learn each day!!
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• Spain
31 Dec 09
I come from a family of farters, and we need the book with the farting facts to answer back when people complain about the aroma around us. It helps to blind them with science, and while they're thinking about it, you can slip in another one!
@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
I added this info in the other fart discussion you made. Then I saw this and I thought it would be proper to place this info here. I don't know if this bit of info is in your book because I'm sure this is a proven fact...I forgot where I heard or learned it though. And I quote myself "Do you know that the gas you release in farting is the same gas you release in a burp? Yes it is, so when you burp it is like farting. They say that farting is more proper than burping because the gas is proper to be released in the lower area than in the mouth"
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• Spain
19 Jan 10
Hello, Hexeduser. Yes, there is something along those lines in the book. As I keep telling everyone who will listen - farting isn't just disgusting, It's educational. We can all learn a lot from it - apart from getting out of the way as quickly as possible when a fart attack approaches.
• India
18 Jan 10
WELL, as per my husbands own dictionary, FART is an acronym for Free Air Release Technique of the body and he is prominent and active member of farting club at the age of 51.
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• Spain
18 Jan 10
Hello, Vanitasuri, and welcome to MyLot. I like your husband's acronym very much. This just proves that farters are great thinkers and very creative. All that air release obviously clears out the brain cells, allowing more thinking space. I too am an active member of the farting club - in fact my husband thinks I'm too active sometimes.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
17 Jan 10
Hmm, lets see ... In Norwegian, "fart" means speed. The a is pronounced shorter than in fart, but it's written the same way so that when we go at full speed in Norway, we say "full fart". I think there's some very stupid jokes about that :-)
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• Spain
17 Jan 10
Hello, Torunn. I love that one - some of mine are very speedy as well! Yes, I can see there'd be material for jokes there. You've just proved something I've often said - farting is not disgusting, in fact it can be very educational.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Dec 09
Still on this subject? Well I do remember in high school or so looking up as many four letter words as i could. The only one I could find was fart, definition in my mom's old dictionary? "An explosion between the legs". My brothers and I thought it was hilarious!
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• Spain
31 Dec 09
'An explosion between the legs?' I love it, and I can see why you and your brothers found it so funny. Actually, I'd have thought that's what would happen as a result of lighting the fart, rather than being a way to describe it!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
Farting in a room full of people is not only embarrassing but considered rude. The rotten egg smell will soon fill everyone's nose and would force them to leave the place immediately to get fresh air outside. If it is a silent fart then you escape the embarrassment but if it sounded like a tugboat horn then you'll end up becoming the clown as all eyes will be focusing towards the sound.
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
I like that - a tugboat horn! Even worse, is farting near the delicatessen counter, because everyone will think the meat's off and go somewhere else!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 09
Its full time someone wrote a book on something so essential.I mean you need to know the dynamics and the do's and dont's of farting and proper ethiquette ,lol if ever such a thing was possible.Oh and whenever I drop one I normally take myself away and hope that it travels with me but now taht I think about maybe I shoud try and outrun it lol
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
Hello, Ronny. Apparently there are several books on the subject, and also a website devoted to it: http://www.heptune.com/farts.html Yes, outrunning it is probably the best strategy!
@jb78000 (15178)
30 Dec 09
why is this coming up in my interests sandra? i definitely did not add this to hobbies i enjoy but there it is at the top. anyway to answer your question. erm can't think of any offhand - they contain methane? might be genetic? are smelly?
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• Spain
30 Dec 09
Don't know, Judith. BTW, Thea's back up to number 4 on the leader board, because she couldn't resist coming over for Fjaril when you auctioned him the other night! Farts are made up of Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Oxygen, in descending order of quantity. Carbon dioxide is the one that makes the smell linger, apparently.
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