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Fart Sounds and How to Make Them - Why is Farting so Funny?

fart sounds Before I talk about fart sounds, I have to tell you I’m a little surprised. “fart one liners” is the number one Google search term for this website. Out of all the things a person could search for to reach it, why does it have to be something I threw together in less than 15 minutes, several years ago?

In the right circumstances, fart sounds can be hilarious. In the wrong circumstances, they can be extremely unwelcome (like during a wedding ceremony). Why are some people obsessed with such a natural bodily function?

How to Make Fart Sounds

If you want a practical joke to make it seem like someone else is doing the deed, you can’t go wrong with a whoopee cushion. Invented in the 1920s, you can still find one if you search for one. You’ll probably find it in a novelty store.

You can do the same thing with a balloon, but pinching the opening while releasing the air. But making sounds like this isn’t as funny as doing it in other ways.

One way is with your lips. That doesn’t work too well, though, if you’re trying to disguise your fart sounds as natural.

Another way is place the palm of your hand in your armpit and flap your arm like a bird. Juveniles under 13 year of age are probably very familiar with this technique.

Recorded Fart Sounds

You’ll probably have to do some searching for the right device to use. With tiny a MP3 player and a tiny speaker, you could probably set up something to start fart sounds from one of your pockets.

There are literally thousands of fart sounds on the Internet, in various places. I won’t insult your intelligence and tell you where to begin.

Regardless of where you find them and how you use them, recorded fart sounds can either make you the funniest person around or the most insensitive one.

In my opinion, the most effective farts are the ones you smell without hearing anything at all.

Photo Attribution: By “A Kingdom for a Donkey”, on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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By RT Cunningham
April 20, 2017