“Fact me, and fact me till I fart” Chris Morris
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are farting at the stars.” Oscar Wilde
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The average person farts about 14 times a day and in doing so produces around half a liter of gas (about a tenth of a gallon). There is some variation in this of course and the precise amount depends on what you eat, but men and women tend to produce about the same amount of gas, all other things being equal.
If we fart half a liter a day then in a year we each produce about 180 liters, or about 40 gallons of bum gas. A standard  drum used for shipping bulk liquid cargo such as oil has a volume of 55 gallons, so in a year each adult can fill an oil drum to around three-quarters full with bottom stink.
In 2010 the average human expectancy over the whole planet was a little over 67 years. Over this time the average person will therefore produce around 12,000 liters (or about 2600 gallons) of gas. That’s about 47 oil drums. The life expectancy of those in the western world is a quite a bit longer at around 80 years, which equates to around 14,400 liters (or about 3200 gallons) a year. That’s about 58 oils drums over a lifetime.
Adding it all up
I’ve been saving mine up
A world of fart
If there’s one thing that unites all of humanity it’s that we all fart, even if we sometimes pretend someone else or the dog did it. Whether it be a little SBD or creating our very own bubbles of delight in the bath we are all gas factories. But how much gas do all of the world’s people actually produce?
From the section above we know that an individual produces about 0.5 liters of bottom gas every day, and in 2016 the world’s population was about 7.3 billion. So, each and every day the people of the world produce around 3.65 billion liters (800 million gallons) of bum stink.
That’s an awful lot of awful smell, but such figures are so huge that it’s difficult to know what they really mean, so let’s put them into context by being all grown up and mature about it and farting into a balloon -- a very, very big balloon, such as this one:
The airship Hindenburg was the largest aircraft of any type ever to fly. It flew by being filled with a lighter than air gas which was stored in vast bags within its body. The total capacity was just over 7 million cubic feet, which converts to almost 200 million liters (44 million gallons).
The Hindenburg, a Boeing 747 and the Titanic
Using the figures above a quick calculation shows that the good farting people of Earth could fill 17 and a half Hindenburgs full of gas every single day:
A single day’s worth of human bottom burps. Oh, the humanity!
Finally, in a single year the people of planet Earth produce around 1,330 billion liters (290 billion gallons) of bum burp, which is enough to fill almost 6650 Hindenburg airships full of stink. Lined up end-to-end the Hindenburgs would stretch out to almost 1630 kilometers (1010 miles)!
How much do you fart?
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How much do You Fart?
The average person farts about 14 times a day and in doing so produces around half a liter of gas (about a tenth of a gallon). There is some variation in this of course and the precise amount depends on what you eat, but men and women tend to produce about the same amount of gas, all other things being equal.
If we fart half a liter a day then in a year we each produce about 180 liters, or about 40 gallons of bum gas. A standard  drum used for shipping bulk liquid cargo such as oil has a volume of 55 gallons, so in a year each adult can fill an oil drum to around three-quarters full with bottom stink.
In 2010 the average human expectancy over the whole planet was a little over 67 years. Over this time the average person will therefore produce around 12,000 liters (or about 2600 gallons) of gas. That’s about 47 oil drums. The life expectancy of those in the western world is a quite a bit longer at around 80 years, which equates to around 14,400 liters (or about 3200 gallons) a year. That’s about 58 oils drums over a lifetime.
Adding it all up
I’ve been saving mine up
A world of fart
If there’s one thing that unites all of humanity it’s that we all fart, even if we sometimes pretend someone else or the dog did it. Whether it be a little SBD or creating our very own bubbles of delight in the bath we are all gas factories. But how much gas do all of the world’s people actually produce?
From the section above we know that an individual produces about 0.5 liters of bottom gas every day, and in 2016 the world’s population was about 7.3 billion. So, each and every day the people of the world produce around 3.65 billion liters (800 million gallons) of bum stink.
That’s an awful lot of awful smell, but such figures are so huge that it’s difficult to know what they really mean, so let’s put them into context by being all grown up and mature about it and farting into a balloon -- a very, very big balloon, such as this one:
The Hindenburg, a Boeing 747 and the Titanic
The airship Hindenburg was the largest aircraft of any type ever to fly. It flew by being filled with a lighter than air gas which was stored in vast bags within its body. The total capacity was just over 7 million cubic feet, which converts to almost 200 million liters (44 million gallons).
Using the figures above a quick calculation shows that the good farting people of Earth could fill 17 and a half Hindenburgs full of gas every single day:
A single day’s worth of human bottom burps. Oh, the humanity!
Finally, in a single year the people of planet Earth produce around 1,330 billion liters (290 billion gallons) of bum burp, which is enough to fill almost 6650 Hindenburg airships full of stink. Lined up end-to-end the Hindenburgs would stretch out to almost 1630 kilometers (1010 miles)!
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