Fast Facts: Tuesday June 27th, 2001
Farts make noise as a result of vibrations of the anal opening.
One cow farts out over 100 pounds (48 kilograms) of methane each year.
On average, a person produces about half a liter of fart gas per day, distributed over an average of about 14 daily farts.
People still fart shortly after death.
Beans contain sugars that humans cannot digest. Therefore, when these sugars reach our intestines, the bacteria go wild and make lots of gas.
Farts can be ignited because they contain methane (usually) and hydrogen, both of which are flammable gases.
Farts tend to burn with a blue or yellow flame.
Turtles and snakes fart - and the smell has been said to be incredibly bad.