Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass (ENCORE)

An example of some of the very, very small microbes living in our guts. (Courtesy of Knights Lab)

An example of some of the very, very small microbes living in our guts. (Courtesy of Knights Lab)

Is farting good for us? Where do farts come from? Why do only some make sounds? And what’s up with the smell? We tackle your questions about the gas we all pass in this episode.

 

Bonus: Dan Knights, the scientist we spoke to on this episode, is really good at solving Rubik’s Cubes

 

And to see Le Petomane in action, check out this (sadly) silent film made by Edison in 1900: