Discussion in 'Eastern Religions and Philosophies' started by shawn, Jul 3, 2009.
Must zip lip...before I make an...off-color remark...about...global...warming...
I can just imagine a comedy show where the hosts, guests and actors spend the entire episode farting. Because everybody can fart, everybody has a chance to be a pop star.
YouTube - The World's Longest Fart 1
YouTube - longest fart ever
I thought this subject would never come up...
Facts on Farts
What makes farts stink?
The odor of farts comes from small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas and mercaptans in the mixture. These compounds contain sulfur. Nitrogen-rich compounds such as skatole and indole also add to the stench of farts. The more sulfur-rich your diet, the more sulfides and mercaptans will be produced by the bacteria in your guts, and the more your farts will stink. Foods such as cauliflower, eggs and meat are notorious for producing smelly farts, whereas beans produce large amounts of not particularly stinky farts.
Why do farts make noise?
The sounds are produced by vibrations of the anal opening. Sounds depend on the velocity of expulsion of the gas and the tightness of the sphincter muscles of the anus. Contrary to a popular misconception, fart noise is not generated by the flapping of the butt cheeks.
Why are stinky farts generally warmer and quieter than regular farts?
Most fart gas comes from swallowed air and consists largely of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, the oxygen having been absorbed by the time it reaches the anal opening. These gases are odorless, although they often pick up other (and more odiferous) components on the way through the bowel. They emerge from the anus in fairly large bubbles at body temperature. A person can often achieve a good sound with these voluminous farts, but they are commonly (but not always!) mundane with respect to odor, and don't feel particularly warm.
[SIZE=+1] Another major source of fart gas is bacterial action. Bacterial fermentation and digestion processes produce heat as a byproduct as well as various pungent gases. The resulting bubbles of gas tend to be small, hot, and concentrated with stinky bacterial metabolic products. These emerge as the notorious, warm, SBD (Silent-But-Deadly), often in amounts too small to produce a good sound, but excelling in stench.
And because inquiring minds need to know:
California cows to supply renewable gas energy
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will unveil its latest renewable energy project today, a system that collects methane from manure on a Fresno County dairy farm and refines it into biogas, virtually identical to natural gas. The biogas then flows into a PG&E natural gas pipeline for use in homes and power plants.
The San Francisco utility gets a new source of fuel. The farm gets a new source of income. And the methane, a potent greenhouse gas, stays out of the atmosphere.
Other farmers have tried capturing methane and burning it on site to create electricity. But those systems tend to be expensive and inefficient, said David Albers. He is both the president of the company that built the new system, BioEnergy Solutions, and a partner in Vintage Dairy, whose 5,000 cows will supply the manure.
"This makes much more sense," Albers said. "We're not generating electricity at all. PG&E's doing that."
...PG&E estimates that biogas could one day supply 5 percent of all the natural gas the utility needs.
The BioEnergy system will collect manure in a holding pit three stories deep and allow naturally occurring microbes to break down the waste, releasing methane bubbles in the process. The trapped gas will feed into a series of steel tanks where corrosive compounds such as hydrogen sulfide will be removed.
Under its contract with PG&E, BioEnergy will supply the utility with about 3 billion cubic feet of biogas per year, enough to meet the needs of 50,000 customers, according to PG&E. The companies did not disclose terms of the contract Monday.
Thought for today:
Two Zen monks were walking down the road. First monk says: "These pine trees are magnificent." The second monk slaps him across the face. First monk: "Why did you do that?" "I'm a Zen monk so I can get away with all kinds of weird stuff like that."
You mean you were waiting, probably in vain, for it???!!!
And I thought all that noise and smell was from all the fireworks going off outside...No! Don't light off any firecrackers in here to compare the sounds and smells of farts to those of firecrackers!
One must remember that 'gas' does not smell. All gas has no odor. Hence the reason solid particles which 'smell' are added to natural gas and propane and methane, so we are aware there is gas leak of 'odorless' gas..
You see the sensors in the mucous membranes of our nostrils require solid particles to land on them in order for us to define odor.
Now that we know this, think of how amazing this is. Someone is fully clothed, has a couple layers of finely woven fabric and quite a bit of air between your nose and the orifice that emits the gas. Awesome how fast the 'gas' can permeate a car, an elevator, or a classroom isn't it. It isn't as if your friend or partner directed this emission directly at your face (or maybe I shouldn't have made such assumptions) So when you smell it, you can pretty much be assured the entire area is equally distributed with these particles floating and landing on all around you. The time between the emission and the sensation of smell when you think about it is incredibly short.
Now think of what solid particles are added to the fart by your friend so you may have the benefit of smelling it, and knowing those same particles are landing on your food, in your drink, in your hair, on your toothbrush...etc.
(note: the boyscouts especially love this when we talk about safety with coleman stoves. There is a lot more groaning and yelling that evening in their tents)
Actually, wil, some gases do have odors. The stinkiness from farts comes not from methane, but from hydrogen sulfide.
Methane is an odorless gas, whereas other gases, like hydrogen sulfide and nitrogen dioxide, have distinctive odors without the addition of solid particles.
Um, no. Odor molecules can bind to an odor receptor in a solid, liquid, or gaseous state. (Basic chemistry--a substance does not have to be a solid in order to react with another substance, but chemical reactions can and do occur in all three states.)
That would be the hydrogen sulfide gas, with it's distinctive odor.
Indeed, with bated breath, and whispring humblenesse..
This is the kind of stuff that gets meditated on?
I don't understand, and not for lack of trying.
But I would like to contribute a left cheek sneak as I bow out of here...
...the inside of the emitter's skivvies...
Hey SG, I have a feeling that you and I might be in a similar line of work. Not too many people who have this take on this thread, but I know what you mean..... .....anyway, we can discuss further............ but right now I need to get my noseclips on
sg, ya spoilsport.
now are ya sure?
is steam a gas, or a vapor...when it hits glass it condenses...
is it possible that the explanation I was told (back when we were told the earth was cooling, and we didn't move nukes from turkey to get them out of cuba, and vietnam started it and electrond traveled in shells...how many lies did they tell us)was cottrct and landing on the membrane changes state so the receotor can recept?
if I'm wrpng about this too, it just stinks
You must contemplate the temperature and pressure at which water boils for that answer, wil.
You know what PT Barnum is attributed to saying...
Zen is just like a fart, They both make you want to gag....... and has No use except from expelling it from your system or you'll block up and fill from within with nothing but ****.. Then eventually... Explode.
Clearing all the junk out of your mind? I'll go along with that.
You will? Fascinating.
Tao Te Ching 3, modern interpretation by Ron Hogan:
If you toss compliments around freely,
people will waste your time
trying to impress you.
If you give things too much value,
you're going to get ripped off.
If you try to please people,
you'll just make them pissed.
The Master leads
by clearing the crap
out of people's heads
and opening their hearts.
He lowers their aspirations
and makes them suck in their guts.
He shows you how to forget
what you know and what you want,
so nobody can push you around.
If you think you've got the answers,
he'll mess with your head.
Stop doing stuff all the time,
and watch what happens.
I find it amazing how you seem to just pull references like out of freaking nowhere lol... Thanks for the reply
Called a brain fart.
Many posts on this and every other forum there is are just that.
Is there any association with developing internal methane and levitation?
Methane is lighter than air, no?
Or is levitation achieved by some rather explosive expulsion of the gases?
No smoking allowed...
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