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What are some of the most mind-blowing farts you have ever heard or smelt?

1870 votes by Rajdeep Kumar, Abhinav Vaidya, (more)

My mother's . And yes, yours too.

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Balaji Viswanathan
4873 votes by Ashray AdappaSiddharth KulkarniArjun S Nath, (more)

Colloquially, flatulence may be referred to as "farting", "passing gas", "breaking wind" or simply (in American English) "gas" or (British English) "wind".
  • Flatus (intestinal gas) is mostly produced as a byproduct of bacterial fermentation in the gastrointestinal  tract, especially the colon. There are reports of aerophagia (excessive air swallowing) causing excessive intestinal gas, but this is considered rare. More than 99% of the volume of flatus is composed of non-odorant gases.
  • These include oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. Nitrogen is not produced in the gut, but a component of environmental air. Patients who have excessive intestinal gas that is mostly composed of nitrogen may have aerophagia. Hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane are all produced in the gut and contribute 74% of the volume of flatus in normal subjects.
  • Methane and hydrogen are flammable, and so flatus containing adequate amounts of these can be ignited. However, not all humans produce flatus that contains methane. For example, in one study of the feces of nine adults, only five of the samples contained archaea capable of producing methane.
Hope that answers your question.

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Suresh Kumar
498 votes by Rajat Khandelwal, Karan Kumar, Lee Hanxue, (more)

It most certainly has to be this guy's though I haven't heard or smelt it first hand.
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What are some famous jokes or memes about farts?
Ayush Goel
324 votes by Song Zheng, Marc Bodnick, Vikram Rout (more)
Here I sit, broken hearted,
Tried to shit but only farted;

Then one day I took a chance,
Tried to fart but shit my pants!
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what are some of the funny incidents that you have come across while farting?
839 Anonymous
Once I was in IIT Delhi... (more)

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94 Jimmy Wales, I am Jimmy Wales and therefore have a reasonable amount of knowledge about what I think and what I have done.

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What is it like to hear an IITian fart?
94 Sameer Jhunjhunwala, once an IITian always an IITian

In, one word, "Really Good".