Stinky, Yucky, IckyHuman Body

Why do people get gas?

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Gas: It's stinky and it makes a funny noise. Between the foods we eat and the way our bodies work, everybody has gas sometimes. (Really, everybody!)

Most people pass gas about 10-20 times every day. Generally, the gas we pass comes from one of two places. A small amount comes from air we swallow while eating which makes its way down through our system, while the majority of it comes from our food as it gets naturally broken down and digested by bacteria in our bodies.

The reason gas is stinky is because some of the bacteria in your digestive system release sulfur as they work, and sulfur has a smell that's often compared to rotten eggs yuck! Because it can be smelly and sometimes makes funny sounds, gas can be embarrassing and a little unpleasant to the people around you. The best thing to do if you have gas is to excuse yourself to the bathroom, or to say "excuse me" if you don't make it there in time!

by Mya Kagan (Whyzz writer)

Exploration

Sound off!

Your body comes equipped with all kinds of funny sounds! What are some that you can think of?Hiccups make a pretty funny sound, and so does snoring! Have you ever stood up on your tippy-toes and heard your ankles squeak, or maybe your knees crackle when you kneel down towards the ground!?Humans aren't the only ones who come with so many sound effects. Sometimes you might catch the sound of your dog sneezing! -- WEIRD!

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Gas and gas pains. Diseases and Conditions.