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EVER WANTED TO WEIGH A FART? Well, it isn't easy, but Gabe from PBS Space Time walks us through the math, physics, and science behind farts and explains how to measure them!

Extra Credit:

Flatology review article by Michael Levitt, MD (New England Journal of Medicine):
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198006263022610

Ideal gas law calculations for mixed gases:
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/chem_eng/cheg200/CinChE_Manual/Ch06/examples/idgas.pdf

Chemical composition of "typical" farts:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1648028
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9176210
http://ajpgi.physiology.org/content/272/5/G1028


Can You Fart Your Way to the Moon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaN0xg2VQSo

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