Why Do Other People's Farts Smell Worse Than Our Own?

There is nothing worse than being stuck in an enclosed space with a gassy person. When they break wind, it can be enough to knock you off your chair. But have you ever noticed that you don't feel this way about your own smells? Why is it that we are so offended by other people's odours and not our own? Might other people be as offended by us as we are by them? One of the reasons our own farts don't bother us is our brains have become accustomed to our smells which prevents it from being overloaded with signals. Interestingly enough, one study found we like the smell of our own farts the best. Second best were the farts of people we like, with strangers' farts rounding out the bottom as being the rankest of all. The gas we pass is created by the microbes in our stomachs. Because each one of us has a different combination of microbes, each one of us will smell differently. This difference is what makes other people's gas register to us as being foul. It is believed that this response evolved to protect us from possible danger. Rotten food, infected wounds and body waste all smell bad to us because each one carries a potential health risk. But don't be too hard on people with smelly gas. That gas may be a sign of a healthy diet. Check out this video from Buzzfeed for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drho0ahLsFg Does this information ring true for you? Are your farts better than the rest? Source: Yahoo! Health Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114150" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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