I’m going to go way, way out on a limb and assume that anyone that has wits enough to read and comprehend these words also knows that when the temperature outside drops to a certain point that you can see your own breath.
As I child I was particularly enamored by this. While chilling (see what I did there? I kill me) and waiting for the bus on extremely frigid mornings I would pretend I was smoking a cigarette and thinking to myself how incredibly badass that must look. That, of course, was before I knew how harmful cigarettes were and that inhaling a lungful of smoke on purpose is just plain stupid. But I digress.
This morning during the long trek from my car to my office I was purposefully taking in copious amounts of air so that I could watch the “smoke” as I exhaled. There’s something I’ve always wondered about this phenomenon, however. You’re able to see your breath because the moisture in the air you exhale is quickly cooled and condenses into fog. But what I found myself wondering this morning as I “cut the cheese” on my way into work is this: can you see your own farts?
I can never turn my head fast enough to see this. Does it work the same? I’m assuming that the air escaping your ass is the same temperature as your breath since your entire body is 98.6 degrees. But is there moisture in it? Can you create fog with it? Can you leave a contrail with an extremely potent fart?
After turning to the almighty Google for assistance, since Google knows everything, I found the answer. Along with several other things about farts of which I was not aware. The answer, quite simply, is yes. I really, really want to see this happen. Who’s close enough to come over the next time it’s really cold so that we can test this?