Why we pass gas, what causes the dreaded sound, and the reason women have smellier flatulence than men

It’s time to own up to passing wind – because we all do it. Whether loud, silent or smelly (or silent and deadly-smelly), flatulence is a natural part of daily life.But why do we do it? Why are some emissions smellier and louder than others? And why have they become such a source of shame in today’s society? Let’s get to the bottom of some of these secrets and suss out the facts on flatulence.According to the UK’s National Health Service, the average person passes wind five to 15 times a day…

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