Uncontrollable Scenarios: Fart, Hiccup and Burp

There are things that all humans and animals do uncontrollably. These are the following:

Fart (Feel Free)

fart farting

Why do we fart? Why do farts smell? Passing gas may be embarrassing for most of us, but it might make you feel better to know that it’s one of the most common bodily functions of all time. You might be surprised that in current studies, smelling fart says to prevent cancer.

See: A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

Flatulence, also known as “farting” or “passing wind” is the passing of gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. Flatus is the medical word for gas generated in the intestinal tract.

Farts are caused by trapped air, which can come from many sources. Some of it is air that we have swallowed while chewing or drinking. Some air is caused by gas seeping into our intestines from our blood, and some gas is produced by chemical reactions in our intestines or bacteria living in our guts.

The gas within our digestive system consists mainly of nitrogen and oxygen. As the gas builds up, the body may need to get rid of it – this is done by either burping (belching) or flatulence (farting). Many times, flatulence occurs and the person is unaware of it – there is no smell, and the amount is tiny. When there is a smell, there are usually small amounts of sulfur gases. If food has not been digested properly, it starts to decompose (rot), releasing sulfur.



Hiccups start when something irritates the diaphragm. When that happens, the diaphragm and other “neighboring muscles- push up in a jerky way that makes you gulp air. Within 35 milliseconds, the glottis (the opening at the top of air passage) closes quickly and you then give off that characteristic “hic” sound.

There are certain things that are known to irritate the diaphragm, such as eating too quickly or too much, having something irritate your stomach or throat, swallowing too much air or feeling nervous and excited.

Some tell you to drink a glass of water in a certain way, others to get a friend to distract you. In reality, the ones that actually work (and many don’t) do so by helping you get control of your breathing. So it doesn’t really matter what you eat, or how you drink the water – it’s just the interruption of your breathing pattern that does the trick. Holding your breath usually works best, since it’s the most direct way of controlling your breathing muscles.



Like hiccups, burp is caused of a swallowed gas that needs to go out. Burping or belching usually happens while eating or drinking. Burp may also cause of drinking sodas or other carbonated beverages because it has extra gas. Burping that occurs with other symptoms, such as pain, heartburn, nausea, a decreased appetite, or weight loss, may have a more serious cause.

Having these kinds of scenarios make you a living thing so don’t stop it! And let it out together with the air. But please make sure, no one will be troubled.



8 thoughts on “Uncontrollable Scenarios: Fart, Hiccup and Burp

  1. These are interesting unpleasant scenarios going on inside our body. They may cause troubles to other but brings comfort to those who experience it. These are defense mechanisms of our body in order to prevent us from having serious conditions. Thanks for these unpleasant but useful body reactions. Nice topic!


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