Flatulence is a rare accident for some and a constant grind for others. For those that fart a lot, or maybe just smoke too much weed, a curious question is eventually asked: Does farting burn calories? It's a complicated question for a complex process, so let's explore what is happening to the average person passing gas.
Think of your body as a full tea kettle over the flame. When a kettle reaches the proper temperature, it releases gas in the form of steam. After we smash a double orange chicken entree platter with lo-mein, our body begins the process of digestion.
We leave it up to our digestive tract to break down the combination platter #3 and get it ready for a #2. In that process, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide are built up. There are only two ways to pass the gasses and experience the bliss of relief — farts or burps.
WHY DOES THIS FART BURN LIKE THE INFERNO THAT IS HELL?
Sometimes you need to bite down on your lip and accept the fact that the turd tremor about to be released is going to hurt like hell. But why? Our love for spicy food can be blamed. There is a reason why the bartender at the late-night spot tells you the XXX wings are going to hurt the next day too. The substances in spicy foods irritate our sensitive butthole skin, like the delicate flower it is.