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Human methane production

  1. Dec 7, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    Theoreticaly if all one ate all day was a cornish pasty, how much methane could said pasty produce.
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    I'm just glad to say that my days of flatulence are gone. I haven't changed my diet, so it's a mystery. I don't think that cornish pasties would havemuch fiber, so they wouldn't produce much flatulence.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #3

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    Can't be calculated - every 'body' is different. Now, Evo may produce a big zero on the flatulance scale, :biggrin: but I'm quite sure there are numerous members on this board who'd blow the lid right off the scale!! (so to speak...) :wink: :rofl:
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #4

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    I think i have discovered a biological over unity power source, it may be just a flash in the pants but if it pans out i could be famous.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 #5
    Thats because women dont fart - ever. When they go to the bathroom flowers come out. You *never* hear a girl rip one. Guys on the other hand, give kudos to eachother on how loud they fart.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 #6
    Its the turnips{high fiber} that make them so lively.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2007 #7

    wolram

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    The mass to gas ratio would have to be about 5,000%
     
  9. Dec 8, 2007 #8

    brewnog

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    Well, your average Cornish pasty weighing 500g is probably, what, 10% carbon? So 50g carbon, at 12g/mol, would be 4.2 moles of carbon. Methane is CH4; molar mass 16g/mol, and you're a Wooly and therefore a mass balance. Given your general history of flatulence I'd reckon most of the pasty goes to produce methane rather than CO2 (it comes out of your arse, not your mouth), so probably something like 65g of Methane released per day per pasty.


    Disclaimer: Not all science in this thread is real.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2007 #9

    Moonbear

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    :rofl:

    Someone light a match!
     
  11. Dec 8, 2007 #10

    brewnog

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    No! Wolram only lives about 50 miles from me. If the blast didn't kill me, the fallout would.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2007 #11

    Danger

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    :rofl: Those are two of the funniest things that I've read here all year. You guys should team up for the ribbon. (And that's not just because being English makes you inherently laughable...)
     
  13. Dec 8, 2007 #12

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    I hear Drax has been given a target of 10% biofuel for 2010.

    Wooly! If you're up for it, you could be producing 0.7% of the UK's power within 3 years! Get collecting!
     
  14. Dec 8, 2007 #13

    Danger

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    Never mind Drax; it's Lexx that we have to worry about.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2007 #14

    turbo

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    Have you developed the collection pipes and (ahem) human-to-collection interface yet?

    Pull my finger!
     
  16. Dec 9, 2007 #15

    wolram

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    It is not very funny when ones guts feel like a chemistry set, heck i near blew all the water out of the pan one time, that pasty lasted 36hrs, If some one can replicate my innards a Nobel prize a sure thing.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2007 #16
    (I've posted this before)
    I told my doctor I was passing gas silent but deadly, and he prescribed a hearing aid.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2007 #17

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    Isn't a pasty mostly just meat and dough? What are you using for seasoning, E. coli?
     
  19. Dec 9, 2007 #18

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    It's not dough, it's pastry! And the filling is steak, onion, and potato; occasionally with some swede, and always seasoned well with salt and pepper.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2007 #19
    I saw we serve it with some chili on the side and have ourselves a PF barbecue, then we'll give Drax a real run for their money
     
  21. Dec 9, 2007 #20

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    I'll bring a big bowl of my wife's wonderful black-bean "hummus" (it's a spicy hot black bean dip with chili peppers) and then get back a safe distance from Woolie. If a pastry crust full of steak, onion, and potato can gas him up, my wife's black bean dip would qualify him OPEC membership.
     
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