Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

How Does My Butt Tell the Difference Between a Fart and Poo?

September 27, 2021 Flyover Radio, Inc. Episode 23
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
How Does My Butt Tell the Difference Between a Fart and Poo?
Show Notes

Each day, your body makes the high-stakes decision that holds together the very fabric of our society… “is that just a fart, or am I about to shit myself?” And with the average person releasing nearly a half gallon of gas a day, your body is making this decision all the time.

Turns out, this impressive ability all comes down to how we developed as an embryo. 

We explore biology behind farts to uncover how society as we know it is held together by a few centimeters of tissue in our anus, all while answering even more fart questions along the way. That’s what you’re in for today, on Impolite Society.  

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Sources:
Fart vs Poop in under 2 mins!
This Is How Your Butt Can Tell a Poop From a Fart, According to Science
Insights into human colonic physiology obtained from the study of flatus composition
Explainer: The chemistry of farts
What happens when you hold in a fart?
Everybody farts. But here are 9 surprising facts about flatulence you may not know.
What's a Fart?