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post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
Very funny! Don't tell your husbands!

What is a fart and why does it smell?

Ever pull someone's finger and hear a weird noise come out of his or her butt?

Ever sit in a tub of water and see bubbles come out of your hiney?

This strange noise and vibrating sensation that came from your butt is most likely caused by a fart.

A fart is a combination of gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide) that travels from a person's stomach to their anus. When a person swallows too much air or eats foods that the human digestive system cannot digest easily gas becomes trapped in his/her stomach. The only way for this excess gas to exit the body is through the anus.

The gas that makes your farts stink is the hydrogen sulfide gas. This gas contains sulfur which causes farts to have a smelly odor. The more sulfur rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include: beans, cabbage, cheese, soda, and eggs.

A scientific name for a fart is flatus or flatulence.

The word fart is just one of many different terms used to describe the release of gasses from the human body. Other popular names for farts or farting include: gassers, stinkers, air biscuits, bombers, barking spiders, rotten eggs, and wet ones. You can pass gas, break wind, blast, beef, poof, rip one, let one fly, step on a duck, and cut the cheese.

Farts can be stinky, wet, loud, or silent but deadly. Pee-eeew!!!

Did you know?
On the average, a healthy person farts 16 times a day.
Hey guys, don't be fooled by girls who tell you that they never fart. Everyone farts, including girls. In fact, females fart just as much as males.
Many animals fart too. Cats, dogs, and cows. Elephants fart the most.
People fart the most in their sleep.
Farts that contain a large amount of methane & hydrogen can be flammable.
post #2 of 40
Interesting...now I know why my hubby farts all the time and why it stinks! lol.
post #3 of 40
My boyfriend takes his showers sitting down, and I think becasue of the shower noise and he closes the door, he thinks I can't hear it when he farts in there. It's so funny though, because sitting down seems to amplify the fart noise. I just crack up because you can hear it all through the house.
post #4 of 40
Three words....


There are some things ya just don't need to know...
post #5 of 40
Too funny! If cat and dog farts smell as bad as they do, can you even imagine what elephant farts must be like??? PEEE-EEEEWWWW!!!

I was actually on a highpower rifle team that was called The Blue Flames. It was a junior team, ages 14-20, and pretty much all guys. Well, considering the subject of this thread, you can imagine where they got the name!!! (Yes, they do light on fire, and the flame is blue!) We won a team match at the National Championships and you should have seen some of the looks we got when we were called up on the stage for the awards ceremony. Absolutely priceless.
post #6 of 40
I'm with Melissa on this one....this is just a bit more information than I care to know.
post #7 of 40
eeeeeeeewwwwwww, I know everybody does it, but it's still gross.
post #8 of 40
EWWWW!! It sounds so gross reading about it! Yuck
post #9 of 40
Bathroom humor never fails to make me laugh. :disturbed
post #10 of 40
YOU DO IT. YOU KNOW YOU DO IT. :tounge2: My cat romeo used to fart LOUDLY, and turn around as if to say, "hey? what the hell was that?" and look at his bum.... too funny. :tounge2:
post #11 of 40
:LOL: Interesting!
post #12 of 40
I though so..... tee....hee.....:tounge2:
post #13 of 40
Y'see..guys know it's a natural process and own up to our "sounds". We even make a "sport" out of it.

Many women,on the other hand, will do it in a crowded elevator then whack the nearest guy and blame it on him. :lol

Yet these same women will endlessly discuss the gory details of childbirth, etc and become highly insulted if you don't want to listen.
post #14 of 40
Childbirth is NOT gory!!!!!!!!! Its the miracle of life, a far cry from a fart.
post #15 of 40
I'd rather talk about farts than childbirth...... I just can't fathom having another human being come out of...ack....don't wanna go there...... Not saying that there is anything wrong with it, but OUCH :tounge2:
post #16 of 40
considering some kids these days.

But at least nobody moans about farts for 9 solid months, takes videos, has the family in, screams loudly and curses everybody in the room. Nobody discusses the intimate details of farts for years afterwards. You don't have to change a fart's diapers...well, sometimes I suppose; depends...for 2 years afterwards. And I don't think ANYBODY has put a fart on the internet...yet.:tounge2:

Childbirth is a miracle ladies, but it ain't immaculate. It's a bloody, gory, painful mess in it's proceedings. Why do you think we need to hear about every drop of blood or agonized scream? Those odd looking smiles on your audience are a polite way of saying SHADDUP ALREADY BEFORE I PUKE!!
post #17 of 40
well, you could take a video of the farts, I suppose.... like a history of your farting adventures, perhaps, or the WILD WILD WORLD of farts Olympics, cuz as you mentioned, it can become competitive (it does in my family anyway):tounge2:
eggnog and brandy + dad + the couch = pretty funny when he's got a buz on....tee...hee....
post #18 of 40
Boy you guys make child birth out to be some disgusting act. Maybe its "not clean" but its definitly a better subject than farts!!! By far!!!!!

And KF, until you actually EXPERIENCE it, you'll probably never understand why women want to talk about it. It all boils down to one thing: After an accomplishment like pushing a baby out, you just have to brag a bit!!!
post #19 of 40
My best friend tried to get pregnant for 4 years. They tried almost every method (medical) under the sun, their last and final option finally worked. I remember her going into a depression every month when she discovered she wasn't pregnant. Through her pregnancy they videotaped every month her progress. The night before she was induced her and her husband videotaped a message to their son, who they would be meeting the next day. In the delivery, they only video taped a bit and always from the side, and cut off at her knees, where her gown covered her. It's was well done and without any gore.

When I went home to visit her I watched the tape. It brought tears to my eyes. I was touched by their excitedment and emotion through out the 9 months, by their messages to their son, and by watching the first moment they got to hold him. All I could think about was how many unwanted kids there are in this world, and how when their son saw this tape, he would be realize just how wanted he was. How excited his parents were, and how much they loved him before he even got here. He may not truelly appreciate it until his has a family of his own, but personally, I think it's the greatest gift they will ever give him, and I felt honored to get to watch it, that they let me in on that very personal and happy time in their life.
post #20 of 40
Childbirth is an amazing site. Sure there is some blood, but there is NOT any gore. Gore is something that describes something that is gory and disgusting, and childbirth is neither.

Anybody who cannot appreciate the beauty and miracle of birth ( and listening to the moms recap it a thousand times ) is missing a beautiful part of life, and I feel sorry for them.

Very nice post AP, sweet story.
post #21 of 40
Not for nothing, yes, childbirth is a "beautiful" experience but NO, I would not want to experience it and YES I am a WOMAN and for the love of God, this thread is about FARTS. ITS FUNNY. I just can't believe that you would take him seriously. He's joking. He's a nice guy. Damn I'm mad. Why does everyone insist on being so LITERAL here? It's supposed to be fun. let's keep it that way. I in no way saw him bashing women in his posts. He's TRYING LIKE HECK to keep it fun and light - let's just lighten up here....sheesh
post #22 of 40
Well, I've been holding off posting on this thread until I could figure out exactly what I wanted to say and here it goes:

I have no problem with anything that has to do with NATURAL functions of the human body (i.e. farting, giving birth, burping, throw up). There is a purpose for all functions and responses in the human body. I never really knew the purpose of farting, now I do.

Now some people find farting and burping as gross and some find it humurous. Some see the process of child birth as gross and some spectacular. How do you think we all came up with these "opinions" of these natural things that are bodies do? Friends and family. If you think about it really hard you can probably find someone you were really close to, or maybe not close to but who was a large part of your life, that has the same opinion. There are so many family and cultural aspects that can play into these "mind-sets." In other words, it's all a part of sociology.

I'm not saying that it's wrong to think one way or the other about the functions of the human body. There are factors that influence how we see them that sometimes we can't control. Sometimes we can see these influences as irrelevant and branch out from what our family or social group "feels." So, to each his own.
post #23 of 40
Oh, on a lighter note - I think farting can be a very funny topic and I have some very funny family stories on the subject!

Another thing, no one really knows why Alicia posted this. Maybe she found some of the facts very interesting with a little bit of humor thrown in. I know I found some of those facts to be interesting, educational, and funny.
post #24 of 40
I just want to clarify that the ONLY reason I posted what I posted was because of KF's post about the blood and gore of childbirth. I felt it was a direct insult at all the mom's here at TCS ( and there are alot of us ), ridiculing that we talk about it too much, yadda yadda yadda. I believe that child birth is a miracle of life and a beautiful event, including the 'blood'. And until you actually experience it, it is not fair to make any judgements. You just don't know or understand it.

So gals, Lets not let KF get his way and start some sort of big bashing thing. He wants to get all of us riled up so he can go back to the Cat Arena and brag how SusieQ and Dtolle are freaking out!! He loves to come here and start trouble with a controversial post, and then sit back and watch and report back to the CA....fine by me....lets not give him any satisfaction though.

Last word: SusieQ, you rock girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #25 of 40

WHOS CAUSING THE TROUBLE NOW?!?!?!?!/ WOW - I liked you, too......

you should be embarrassed and ashamed - you turning a FART THREAD INTO A WAR. KF DID NOTHING WRONG. Why, why, why, can't we just have FUN WITH THIS PLACE?!?!? Why do you take things SO PERSONALLY? It's rediculous! STOP!
post #26 of 40
The thing of it is, for me anyways, is that while all of us giggle in the presence of a fart (when we're not scrambling to open a window ) its kinda gross to know the actual scientific reasons for the act.

My hubby is one of many guys who thinks farts are hilarious, so I've learned to live with it. That doesn't mean I want to know about the combinations of gases at work in his body that helped create them :laughing:

As far as chilbirth being gory- well, its an amazing experience and while theres some blood and such involved I don't consider it gory. My definition of 'gory' is what occurs in a slasher film or the stuff you see on rotten.com.

A lot of us moms take offense when people reduce childbirth to a gross experience, especially those who've never been through it. It gets old to hear the cliches repeated over and over. I didn't smack my husband nor scream in agony. Childbirth isn't what you see on a TV sitcom, Its a very miraculous and spiritual time in a womans life. And to compare it to a fart, even jokingly, is at best, insulting.

And there you have my two cents
post #27 of 40
do you really think a man would understand this? Many don't - I'm sure KF does and this has gotten outa hand. Sure childbirth is a beautiful thing - we ALL KNOW THAT FOR CRISSAKES. And good FOR ALL OF YOU MOMS OUT THERE BUT SHEESH, Everyone here needs to just CALM DOWN and not take it so TO HEART! I just am here to have fun - I like cats, I like to post, but not when it gets ugly and people start this crap. It's stupid and a waste of time.
post #28 of 40

I tried to respond to your beautiful PM....but your box is full. So I'll just say what I have to here. If it gets deleted, then so be it.

First off, if you are going to PM me with every other word being the F word, then don't even click send. I don't need to read it, thats more along the lines of CA not here.

Second, you don't need to defend KF to me. I didn't say or refer anything to YOU, I was insulted at his post about childbirth being gory. And I posted in response to THAT. If you must get involved, then at least approach me in a respectable way. You Pm'd me the first time saying that SusieQ went overboard, and that your post was not directed at me. Fine and dandy, but I think KF came here to stir up the pot. And if you are going to defend him, then that is fine. But then I will tell you like I told him. I think he is comparing a FART to giving birth to a BABY! Am I the only one here who does not see the correlation?????????????????????
post #29 of 40
Hey, who said I was freaking out? The thread turned to the subject of chilbirth and I weighed in on it. I'm not upset at all..I just thought I'd express how I felt about the whole thing. I AM allowed to do that, aren't I :confused3:

You say to calm down- it seems you're the one whos the most upset here to me.
post #30 of 40
Susiq that you deleted your RESPONSE ABOUT KF BASHING WOMEN.....HUH.... NO BALLS.:tounge2:
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