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A great question from 12 year old Tooter Scooper.


TOOTER SCOOPER: Why do farts stink?

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SCRIBBLE SCOOP: Now that is a very interesting question and we’re glad you asked.

First lets start with what a fart really is. Farts, which are more properly known as flatulence, is gas cause by trapped air that we swallow in; but those aren’t the stinky ones.

The stinky ones come from the food our body breaks down. Our body breaks the food down in order to get energy. As the food is broken down by our body’s bacteria and acids, gas is developed.

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SCRIBBLE SCOOP (cont.): The gas developed from this food and our body contains methane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and a few other things. But what really makes a fart stink is sulfur. 

And there is a lot of sulfur in certain foods. Ever wonder why rotten eggs smell a lot like a smelly fart. Yup, you guessed it, eggs are one of the foods that contains higher amounts of sulfur.

Here is a list of foods that will have you emptying rooms after one toot.

  • eggs
  • meat
  • cabbage
  • onions
  • beans
  • cheese

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SCRIBBLE SCOOP (cont.): But fear not, what you see above is a product called Flat-D Flatulence Deoderizer. Its a disposable pad that you place….well just look at the picture.

The makers of this product says that when you let a sulfur filled fart loose, their pads will soak up the smelly gas. When you’re day is finish you can just throw the pad away because they’re disposable.

Well there you have it, Tooter Scooper. Hope we answered your question fully.

And remember kids, go HERE if you have any question of your own that you would like us to answer. 


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