Admit it. You've always wanted to know whether farts can carry germs.
If you've ever wondered what it is about beans in particular that gives you gas, or just need a farting refresher, this strangely adorable animation guides you through a bean's journey from teeth to toot.
We already know that farting astronauts are serious business, but the fact is that even the best-trained moonwalker can't stop themselves from passing gas. Apollo 16 astronaut John Young didn't just fart prolifically while on the moon, he colorfully described his flatulence during a mission debriefing.
How better to end the day than with some ichthyological flatulence? Thanks to an undersea robot, we've recorded some fish off the coast of Florida producing some previously unknown sounds. And the best explanation really is that the fish are farting.
Humans produce two flammable gases: hydrogen and methane. Flammable gases accumulate in an enclosed space and can ignite. Astronauts are humans who spend lots of time in enclosed space. The logic is irrefutable. So, what's the risk to farting astronauts?