If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.


If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

FALSE: I received one of those endlessly-forwarded e-mails of dubious but “interesting facts” which said “if you fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months, you’ll have enough gas to create the equivalent of an atomic bomb.” Hee hee. Cute. (Thanks to Heather May Howard… being unable to easily calculate the veracity of this statement was one of the primary influences that inspired the creation of Frink.) But I didn’t believe it and wanted to check it. The Hiroshima bomb had a
yield of 12.5 kilotons of TNT, which is a very small bomb by today’s standards. How many horsepower would that be?

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