Are farts flammable and why?

Farts are pretty flammable.

Of the three main gases in farts—nitrogen, methane, and hydrogen—methane and hydrogen are both highly flammable. Nitrogen’s not.

According to the statistics we found, over a quarter of the idiots who try lighting farts get burned.

The rest are treated to a barely visible show of yellow and blue flames, as well as a putrid odor.

If you would like to try it, be safe, and remember, safety first. A trip to the doctor or hospital because you burned your hole would be quite embarrassing.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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