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This Is Why Some Farts Are Far More Potent Than Others

This Is Why Some Farts Are Far More Potent Than Others

We've all been there, letting a sly one go into the sponge, when, all of a sudden, after about 10 seconds, this almighty, overriding, horredous death grip on your nostrils happens.

It wasn't what you were expecting; at most you thought the sofa cushions would lightly ripple, followed by an easily masked smell. What has occurred is the phenomenon know as an SBD (Silent But Deadly).

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If you're with your mates, or even by yourself, it's always a raucous occasion to rip a potent sphincter whistle, but God forbid you ever do it on a date. It turns out though, that those extra smelly ones are just an effect of our diet.

"Some people are methane producers, and some people are hydrogen sulfide producers - which causes flatulence to smell like rotten egg," Dr. Myron Brand told Thrillist. "It's all a function of what you eat."

Basically, answering the call of the wild burrito isn't a bad thing, nor is an extra smelly one, it's just certain things mixing inside your gastrointestinal tract that creates the smell.

High-protein diets will reportedly leave you a lot less gassy, whereas a carbohydrate filled dinner will make your colon do a conga.

"Unless it's excessive, because that's a sign that you're malabsorbing and not digesting carbohydrates," Dr Brand says with regards to it being unhealthy. So if your girlfriend is annoyed with your farting, just tell her you're being healthy. Maybe even throw in a Dutch Oven now and again, so you can both share in the true brilliance of your health.

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You shouldn't worry about changing your diet so that your odours are easier to take. Basically you should be proud of the musical notes your rear end is capable of producing.

Featured image credit: Fox

Topics: farting

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

 

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