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Farting and burping are totally normal body functions which many people are quite embarrassed by. Farting is considered the worst – it often smells bad and is considered bad manners by many cultures. Whatever you believe in, here are 12 facts about farting you weren’t aware of:

The term fart was coined in 1962 and means “wind from the anus”;

Men fart far more than women;

The average person farts 14 times a day;

These 14 farts are enough to fill a balloon;

Farting means that you’re healthy, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed by. Farting is produced by a healthy

digestive tract – in fact, if you never fart, you need to visit a doctor;

Although men fart more, female farts are smellier. Sorry, ladies!

Farts go out up to 10 feet per second;

If your sphincter is tight, you will produce louder farts;

Sodas and gum will increase the frequency of your farts;

Most of the 14 farts a day occur overnight;

Termites fart the most from the animal species. Zebras, cows, sheep, elephants and dogs are just after termites in terms of farting.

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