Facts about FARTING you probably didn’t know

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Farting is usually considered to be the most shameful or humorous function of the body.

Farting is one of the most natural body processes in human beings. While some people may hide it or some won’t, the fact is that everyone does fart. Whether at home, office, school, traveling and even sleeping, everyone farts. On average, every person farts for almost 10 to 20 times daily. This release of gas can be stinky, funny as well as embarrassing at times.

But how much exactly do you know about farting?  To provide you with all the essential information about farts, here are some astonishing fun facts about them.

The word ‘FART’

The word ‘Fart’ was originally derived from an old English word ‘Feortan’ (to break wind). The word ‘Fart’ was first introduced in the year 1632 & was defined as “to send forth as wind from the Anus”. In the middle age, people considered farts as a great means to lighten up the mood. The phrase ‘to break wind’ has been used many times by famous writers like William Shakespeare in his poetry.

Everyone farts 10 to 20 times daily

While many of you might find this strange but this is a proven fact. Research by many gastroenterologists that the foods we eat daily contain lots of carbohydrates. The human body doesn’t have enough enzymes to digest all these carbohydrates and thus, these are passed into the large intestine. Then, the microbes present in the intestine chew these apart to build energy through fermentation. As a result of this process, gas is formed. Ultimately, all this gas is released from the body through 10 to 20 farts daily.