Believe it or not, your farts are prolonging your life. All the times you were worried that people might laugh if you audibly farted? Well, believe it or not, they should be thanking you — not laughing at the sound or cringing at the smell.
According to a study done by Exeter University, farting, the process of releasing gas from the body, is actually healthy. Everybody farts. Whether in private, outside in nature, or surrounded by friends (or complete strangers), the pressure that is built inside from the quivering stomach muscle is released into the world. Depending on what is being held in the intestines or stomach acid, these farts can carry an incredibly raunch stench or be rather odourless. They can be silent, or if angled off the right chair, echo throughout an entire room. People will either own their farts with pride or stay quiet about the ordeal, even throwing someone else under the bus of stinky gases. The process of releasing gas is a natural function of the body, much like burping, and relieves pressure from deep within you. Have you ever thought to ask if it had any more functionality to the body? Imagine you are in a high-end restaurant. The food is extremely rich in content and your stomach starts quivering. A sensation deep within the intestines is signalling to your body that you have to fart. According to scientists, farting is another bodily function meant to prolong life. This is due to the chemical makeup of the gas that exits your body. Like Flouride (found in the average toothpaste), Hydrogen Sulfide can be deadly in high doses. However, a fart contains a small dosage of Hydrogen sulfide that is small enough to be consumed by humans. The specific amount that leaves the body in a fart is extremely healthy. Imagine, all the times you farted in class, you were helping those around you lead a healthier life.]]>