My Farts Dont Stink! by Dilly Do
Why Some of Your Farts Smell So Much Worse Than Others
Kids ask a lot of questions. Our answers are written with early readers ages 4 to 7 in mind, but we think they're interesting—and educational—for everyone. Have a question? Send it to why mentalfloss. Everyone farts, every day. But not all farts are the same. Some farts make no sound but are really stinky.
You're alone in the comfort of your home, so naturally, you let one rip. No shame. But the smell of your own fart is taking over, and the stench is creeping up and suffocating you. Now you're trapped in your own foul odor -- this wasn't expected! Why is this fart disgusting, when others pass without making their presence known? Then, as if the heavens parted, the stench disappears.
All rights reserved. Before we get into how to know if your farts are normal, you need to know that most of the staff here think it's okay to fart in front of their partner and in related news, I have resigned effective immediately. Manners aside, farting is a part of everyday life. In fact, farting is healthy. But why is it that sometimes you'll do a fluff that has no scent while other days you'll almost asphyxiate yourself? And while we're at it, how much farting is normal? When you break down what a fart actually is, you've got a mix of gases including nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, methane and hydrogen.