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Facts about farts... and Goldfish...

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posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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This thread does not come up to your standards or expectations?... Then you are in the wrong thread and don't need to make an unsavoury comment...

(Rant forum comes to mind for those untolerant people that hate to see or hear/read a topic that does not go along with his/hers train of thought)

Folks... I just ask one thing : Please respect T and Cs when answering this one...

Just to annoy (In the good old fashioned way we know how to happily annoy and niggle a friend) a good aqquaintance (My ATS soul brother)) of mine who is a "fairly" respected member here... I just had to do this one because he had a rant about my dog fart thread yesterday as apparently when he got out of bed yesterday morning... he saw the reflection of his bum in the bedroom mirror... :

Facts on farts...

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the wonderful world of flatulence... Here we Gooooooooooo.....


The composition of fart gas is highly variable. Most of the air we swallow, especially the oxygen component, is absorbed by the body before the gas gets into the intestines.

By the time the air reaches the large intestine, most of what is left is nitrogen. Chemical reactions between stomach acid and intestinal fluids may produce carbon dioxide, which is also a component of air and a product of bacterial action.

Bacteria also produce hydrogen and methane.

But the relative proportions of these gases that emerge from our anal opening depend on several factors: what we ate, how much air we swallowed, what kinds of bacteria we have in our intestines, and how long we hold in the fart.

The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.

A nervous person who swallows a lot of air and who moves stuff through his digestive system rapidly may have a lot of oxygen in his farts, because his body didn't have time to absorb the oxygen.

According to Dr. James L. A. Roth, the author of Gastrointestinal Gas (Ch. 17 in Gastroenterology, v. 4, 1976) most people (2/3 of adults) pass farts that contain no methane. If both parents are methane producers, their children have a 95% chance of being producers as well.

The reason for this is apparently unknown. Some researchers suspect a genetic influence, whereas others think the ability is due to environmental factors. However, all methane in any farts comes from bacterial action and not from human cells.

What makes farts stink?

The odor of farts comes from small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas and mercaptans in the mixture.

These compounds contain sulfur. Nitrogen-rich compounds such as skatole and indole also add to the stench of farts.

The more sulfur-rich your diet, the more sulfides and mercaptans will be produced by the bacteria in your guts, and the more your farts will stink.

Foods such as cauliflower, eggs and meat are notorious for producing smelly farts, whereas beans produce large amounts of not particularly stinky farts.

Why do farts make noise?

The sounds are produced by vibrations of the anal opening. Sounds depend on the velocity of expulsion of the gas and the tightness of the sphincter muscles of the anus. Contrary to a popular misconception, fart noise is not generated by the flapping of the butt cheeks.

You can see proof of this here :



Poor lady...

Why are stinky farts generally warmer and quieter than regular farts? (Question submitted by many, many people!)

Most fart gas comes from swallowed air and consists largely of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, the oxygen having been absorbed by the time it reaches the anal opening.

These gases are odorless, although they often pick up other (and more odiferous) components on the way through the bowel.

They emerge from the anus in fairly large bubbles at body temperature. A person can often achieve a good sound with these voluminous farts, but they are commonly (but not always!) mundane with respect to odor, and don't feel particularly warm.

Another major source of fart gas is bacterial action...

Bacterial fermentation and digestion processes produce heat as a byproduct as well as various pungent gases. The resulting bubbles of gas tend to be small, hot, and concentrated with stinky bacterial metabolic products.

These emerge as the notorious, warm, SBD (Silent-But-Deadly), often in amounts too small to produce a good sound, but excelling in stench.


More can be found here : www.heptune.com...

Now the following question... :

Have you ever seen a Goldfish fart?

Kindest respects

Rodinus

Ps. My apologies... I have just driven 8 hours non stop and needed somewhere to have a good "nutty" vent...
edit on 26/11/14 by Rodinus because: Phrase changed




posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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It's certainly about time we had an in depth discussion about this topic.

Flagged an am looking forward to the knowledge gained here.

(beer fart)



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Rodinus

Glad you made it safe mate.

I just didn't think posting a thread that said my dog just farted.......constituted a thread, a reply in a forum maybe, but a thread in no way shape or form.

At least this time you've done some research and posted something someone may find interesting.

Watch your back mate S&F for bothering

Cody



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: cody599

Please refer to the phone call we have just had... now you understand mate.

We shall arise over the politicial/religious hate, doom porn, propaganda from all sides and general intolerance that has been witnessed here lately...

About time that we had some "light" time out...

Warmest respects

Rod



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Rodinus

The best answer I could find mate




"They do if they're male."

Fish flatulence has not been a major focus of biological research, so the following is somewhat tentative. To some extent the answer depends on how you define "fart." Many fish have a swim bladder that they inflate or deflate as necessary to maintain buoyancy. Usually any expelled gas exits from the mouth and would properly be considered a burp. However, the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, gulps air into its stomach at the surface, then discharges it out the back door to attain the desired depth. Surely this qualifies as flatulence in the common sense of the term.

But purists may object that this isn't true farting--that is, a by-product of digestion. We then get into a somewhat speculative realm. In theory any animal's metabolism produces carbon dioxide, while bacteria in the gut produce methane. Both must be purged lest the fish lose the ability to control its buoyancy. Carbon dioxide is typically eliminated via gas transport to the gills; methane has to escape some other way. However, actual sightings of farting fish are rare--and let's face it, underwater this isn't a phenomenon that could be easily concealed. Some experts say digestive gases are consolidated somehow with the fish's feces, which are packed into a gelatinous tube and then expelled. (Frequently the fish then eats this--not for nothing is the study of fish called ichthyology.) The point is, no farts.

Some fish observers claim they see a telltale bubble or two escape from the stern of a fish after it has gulped air at the surface (I have heard this said of tarpon). But again, this is not strictly a product of digestion. On the Web I have seen the claim that inasmuch as coral is made of calcium carbonate, which when combined with stomach acid produces carbon dioxide, coral-eating fish ought to produce farts in abundance. If true, it seems to me, the critters in the vicinity of a typical coral reef should emit forests of bubbles unequaled since the days of Lawrence Welk--not the impression one usually gets. Then again, few visit reefs specifically for the purpose of detecting fish farts.


Thanks for the call


Cody


ETA: Source
edit on 26/11/14 by cody599 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: cody599
a reply to: Rodinus

The best answer I could find mate




"They do if they're male."

Fish flatulence has not been a major focus of biological research, so the following is somewhat tentative. To some extent the answer depends on how you define "fart." Many fish have a swim bladder that they inflate or deflate as necessary to maintain buoyancy. Usually any expelled gas exits from the mouth and would properly be considered a burp. However, the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, gulps air into its stomach at the surface, then discharges it out the back door to attain the desired depth. Surely this qualifies as flatulence in the common sense of the term.

But purists may object that this isn't true farting--that is, a by-product of digestion. We then get into a somewhat speculative realm. In theory any animal's metabolism produces carbon dioxide, while bacteria in the gut produce methane. Both must be purged lest the fish lose the ability to control its buoyancy. Carbon dioxide is typically eliminated via gas transport to the gills; methane has to escape some other way. However, actual sightings of farting fish are rare--and let's face it, underwater this isn't a phenomenon that could be easily concealed. Some experts say digestive gases are consolidated somehow with the fish's feces, which are packed into a gelatinous tube and then expelled. (Frequently the fish then eats this--not for nothing is the study of fish called ichthyology.) The point is, no farts.

Some fish observers claim they see a telltale bubble or two escape from the stern of a fish after it has gulped air at the surface (I have heard this said of tarpon). But again, this is not strictly a product of digestion. On the Web I have seen the claim that inasmuch as coral is made of calcium carbonate, which when combined with stomach acid produces carbon dioxide, coral-eating fish ought to produce farts in abundance. If true, it seems to me, the critters in the vicinity of a typical coral reef should emit forests of bubbles unequaled since the days of Lawrence Welk--not the impression one usually gets. Then again, few visit reefs specifically for the purpose of detecting fish farts.


Thanks for the call


Cody


Pics and/or peer reviewed articles or it did not happen?


Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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Flatulence can hit anyone of us... anytime... :



Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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Hahaha oh Rod


I remember this one time when I was a kid, my Mom was watching Oprah. Oprah talked for an hour about farting! hahaha. She said that we are supposed to fart 20 times a day so "Ladies don't hold your farts in".

Here is some more facts:

-The average person produces about half a liter of farts every single day, and even though many women won't admit it, women do fart just as often as men. A study has proven that when men and women eat the exact same food, women tend to have even more concentrated gas than men. ((I wonder if that is due to how we eat the food, maybe women end up swallowing more air while they eat than men.))

-If a person were to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months, they would produce gas with the equivalent energy of an atomic bomb.

-Though farts come out with varying velocities, we don't typically smell them for about 10-15 seconds after letting them rip. This is because it takes that long for the odor to reach your nostrils

-Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10ft/second

-Doctors disagree on whether or not holding in a fart is bad for your health. Some experts think that farts are a natural part of your digestive system, so holding them in won't harm you. Others think that at best, holding them in can cause gas, bloating, and other uncomfortable symptoms, and at worst, repressing gas can cause hemorrhoids or a distended bowel. ((I know it can be extremely uncomfortable trying to hold in a fart for a long time))

-In ancient Rome, Emperor Claudius, fearing that holding farts in was bad for the health, passed a law stating that it was acceptable to break wind at banquets.

-An Indian tribe in South America called the Yanomami fart as a greeting, and in China you can actually get a job as a professional fart-smeller!

-In rare cases, a build-up of flammable gasses in the intestines have caused explosions during intestinal surgeries

- According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "Global emissions of methane due to termites are estimated to be between 2 and 22 Tg per year, making them the second largest natural source of methane emissions. ((The cow releases the most methane and the second largest producer is a termite, wth hahaha))



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: Rodinus

originally posted by: cody599
a reply to: Rodinus

The best answer I could find mate




"They do if they're male."

Fish flatulence has not been a major focus of biological research, so the following is somewhat tentative. To some extent the answer depends on how you define "fart." Many fish have a swim bladder that they inflate or deflate as necessary to maintain buoyancy. Usually any expelled gas exits from the mouth and would properly be considered a burp. However, the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, gulps air into its stomach at the surface, then discharges it out the back door to attain the desired depth. Surely this qualifies as flatulence in the common sense of the term.

But purists may object that this isn't true farting--that is, a by-product of digestion. We then get into a somewhat speculative realm. In theory any animal's metabolism produces carbon dioxide, while bacteria in the gut produce methane. Both must be purged lest the fish lose the ability to control its buoyancy. Carbon dioxide is typically eliminated via gas transport to the gills; methane has to escape some other way. However, actual sightings of farting fish are rare--and let's face it, underwater this isn't a phenomenon that could be easily concealed. Some experts say digestive gases are consolidated somehow with the fish's feces, which are packed into a gelatinous tube and then expelled. (Frequently the fish then eats this--not for nothing is the study of fish called ichthyology.) The point is, no farts.

Some fish observers claim they see a telltale bubble or two escape from the stern of a fish after it has gulped air at the surface (I have heard this said of tarpon). But again, this is not strictly a product of digestion. On the Web I have seen the claim that inasmuch as coral is made of calcium carbonate, which when combined with stomach acid produces carbon dioxide, coral-eating fish ought to produce farts in abundance. If true, it seems to me, the critters in the vicinity of a typical coral reef should emit forests of bubbles unequaled since the days of Lawrence Welk--not the impression one usually gets. Then again, few visit reefs specifically for the purpose of detecting fish farts.


Thanks for the call


Cody


Pics and/or peer reviewed articles or it did not happen?


Kindest respects

Rodinus


Sorry mate have amended previous post accordingly

Cody



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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Oh yea, I don't know about Goldfish farting but I do know they can get cancer. When I was younger, my sisters & I got a goldfish but it ended up getting a lump on it's back. We called the pet store and found out that it was cancer & to bring the fish in and they will "take care of it" No more pet fish after that, my youngest sister (3yrs old at the time) couldn't handle the loss, she thought she had killed the fish.



posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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Just saw this video pop up:
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posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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OMG
I am currently waiting for my car at the dealership reading this when the guy sitting accros the room from me just let an atomic one out!!!

Lollll. It was so loud!!! I'm dying here
Cant stop laughing

Oh the irony

edit on 26-11-2014 by Teye22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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A while back at work, I was inside a trailer unloading boxes. This cute girl I work with was in there helping me. I paused to take a drink of water, but happened to swallow it the wrong way and coughed. The act of coughing made me suddenly and involuntarily leave a huge fart... right while this girl was bending over behind me to pick up a box.



posted on Nov, 28 2014 @ 05:24 AM
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Nuff said ... enjoy !



Flagged and starred ( proviso; star must be 'asterisk' shaped ... )


edit on 28-11-2014 by Timely because: (no reason given)




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