Passing gas—everyone does it. The technical term for the gas that builds up is flatus, and when someone passes it out of their body we say they have flatulence. That's a nice way of putting it—most people just call it farting. The word "fart" was thought up in 1632; it means "to send forth wind from the anus," and comes from the Old English word "feortan," which means "to break wind." Farts can travel at speeds of about 10 feet per second, almost 7 miles per hour. On average, people fart about 14 times a day, producing enough gas to fill up a balloon. This means everyone should've had multiple opportunities to fully celebrate National Pass Gas Day yesterday.

I decided to ask our listeners if they pass gas in front of their significant other.  Here's some of their humorous answers.  Most were very willing to admit it.


Others not so much.


Some own it!


So it appears there's a lot of breakin' wind in relationships these days.


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