National Pass Gas Day

National Pass Gas Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 7th, 2025 (174 days from today).

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Passing gas - everyone does it. The technical term for gas to build up is bloating, and when someone expels the gas from the body, we say they have gas. That's a good way to say it - most people just call it fart. The word "fart" was invented in 1632; it means, "To blow the wind out of the anus," and comes from the Old English word "feortan", meaning "to break the wind". On average, people deflate about 14 times a day, generating enough air to fill a balloon. This means everyone will have plenty of opportunities to fully celebrate Gas Pass National Day today.

It was fitting that yesterday was Bean Day, as people often deflate after eating beans. Other foods that cause gas include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, eggs and dairy products. Pressure builds up while foods like this food are broken down and digested in the colon, and the air releases it.

A mixture of gases that make up fart, such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, sulfur dioxide, and methane. About 99% of the air has no odor, but the remaining 1% can actually stink in the room. The ingredient that smells of fart is usually sulfur. Common gases that give it odor include dimethyl sulfide, methanethiol and hydrogen sulfide. Foods such as eggs and meat have higher sulfur content and help produce better farts.

The methane and hydrogen in fart also make them flammable. This may not sound like a big deal, but there are examples of cows blowing themselves into the fire. That's right, animals also fart. And the belief that women deflate less than men? It is not true. The sound of deflation varies and depends on the amount of gas released, the force with which it is released, and the tension of a person's sphincter. People with tight anus have louder fart.

Fart has been considered humorous for millennia. Fart jokes are recorded as early as 1900 BC in Sumeria, when one jokingly said, "Something has never happened since ancient times; a young woman did not fart in her heart my husband". The fart joke has continued into modern times, often being incorporated into independent films and comedy shows. Whoopie mattress is also used to joke about flatulence.

The flatists are fart for a living. Le Pétomane, whose name means "fart", was a famous flat trendist in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. More recently, Mr. Methane brought his talent of farting on stage. , even appearing on Britain's Got Talent. Farting is not only performed on stage but also appears in works by Shakespeare, Chaucer and Dante. Benjamin Franklin even wrote an essay titled "Proud of Fart."

How to celebrate National Pass Gas Day

Today is a day for you to just let go and bask in the smell. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate this day:

  • Pass Gas. There are many healthy foods like beans and cruciferous vegetables that can help you deflate more than today's average.
  • On the contrary, if you are already a heavy eater, you can celebrate this day by learning about ways to reduce the frequency of fart appearances.
  • Count how many times you deflated today.
  • Plan a trip to the fart world championships. They have been held in Finland before, taking place in 2013 and 2018.
  • Pick up a hilarious cushion and play a hoax.
  • Tell some jokes.
  • Hear some fart noise.
  • Read Proud of the Fart by Benjamin Franklin.
  • Get some underwear or a fart that smells like rose or chocolate.


National Pass Gas Day has been observed annually on January 7th.


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