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If it was impossible to pass gas, would the build up cause Spontaneous Human Combustion?

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Can a fart be fatal? If everyone on earth passed gas at the same time - would the earth explode?

Over 99% of the volume of flatus is composed of non-smelly gases. These include oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. ... Methane and hydrogen are flammable, and so flatus containing adequate amounts of these can be ignited.

Did you know that YOU - an average adult, contain 7 quintillion joules of potential energy- equivalent to 30 hydrogen bombs. That’s one serious FART

Lots of people have written about SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION  aka- SHC - but it’s never been proven as an actual fatal condition. Could SHC just be a fart joke?

Charles Dickens and Mark Twain both wrote fictional novels about SHC.  More recent story examples include the  - X-Files and one of the Fantastic Four.

How come we never hear stories about SCC Spontaneous Cow Combustion or Spontaneous Hippo Combustion? Both are known to pass some amazing gas! 

Learn more about elements on the periodic table with Denoyer-Geppert Science Co. charts

- Here’s a link to some science experiments related to Hydrogen

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