Fart Lightning?

Posted by M ws On Sunday, June 24, 2012 0 comments
We've heard of Greased Lightning the movie but did you know that there is also fart lightning?

According to this site:

Fart lightning or pyroflatulence is the practice of igniting the gases produced by human flatulence, often producing a flame of a blue hue, hence the act being known colloquially as a "blue angel", "blue dart", "making an awesome", or in Australia, a "blue flame". The fact that flatus is flammable, and the actual combustion of it through this practice, gives rise to much humourous derivation. Other colors of flame such as orange and yellow are possible with the color dependent on the mixture of gases formed in the colon.

Although there is little scientific discourse on the combustive properties of flatus, there are many anecdotal accounts of flatus ignition and the activity has increasingly found its way into popular culture with references in comic routines, movies, and television; including cartoons.

The composition of flatus varies dramatically among individuals. Flatulence produces a mixture of gases with the following six as major components:

  • carbon dioxide,
  • hydrogen,
  • hydrogen sulfide,
  • methane,
  • nitrogen,
  • oxygen.

I have actually put up quite a number of posts on farts so do check them out when you are free:

1. My favourite one is What You Never Knew About Farts

2. The Definitive Post on Farts

3. Farting Fun

4. What the Fart

5. Farting Jokes for those who love to fart

6. The Definitive Farting Classifications

7. Midnight Flatulence

Here is something that reader Philip Lim shared in response to my post on Midnight Flatulence.

Farting Personalities

The Vain Person One who simply loves the smell of his own farts.

The Amiable Person One who loves the smell of other peoples farts.

The Childish Person One who tarts in a bathtub and enjoys the bubbles bath as a result.

The Unsure Person One who thought it is to release a silent fart, but releases a thunder instead.

The Shy Person One who releases silent farts and then blushes.

The Impudent Person One who farts loudly and then laughs.


The Scientific Person One who smells a fart in a room of friends and knows who farted.

The green person One who farts but is truly concerned about air pollution.

The Unfortunate Person One who thought a fart is coming but releasing "something else" instead.

The Nervous Person One who stops in the middle of a fart.

The Honest Person One who admits he farted.

The Dishonest Person One who farts and then blames someone else.

The Foolish Person One who suppresses a fart for hours and hours.

The Thrifty Person One who releases farts in spurts.

The Antisocial Person One who excuses himself and farts in complete privacy.

The Cunning Person One who conceals his farts with loud laughter.

The Sadistic Person One who farts in bed and then fluffs the bed covers over his bed mates head.

The Intellectual Person One who determines from the smell of his neighbor's fart precisely the latest food item he consumed.

The Athletic Person One who farts at the slightest exertion.

The Miserable Person One who would truly love to but can't fart at all.

The Sensitive Person One who farts and then bursts into tears.

The Bruiser One who farts so hard and loud that he bruises his butt checks.

-Author Unknown-

Have a great week ahead farting oops I mean working and living :-). Cheers!

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