Why Do We Like Our Own Farts?

Your farts may smell like roses…to you!
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McBurney, D.H., J.M. Levine, and P.H. Cavanaugh, Psychophysical and social ratings of human body odor. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1976. 135(3): p. 135-138.

Case, T.I., B.M. Repacholi, and R.J. Stevenson, My baby doesn't smell as bad as yours: The plasticity of disgust. Evolution and Human Behaviour, 2005. 27: p. 357-365.

Curtis, V., R. Aunger, and T. Rabie, Evidence that disgust evolved to protect from risk of disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 2004. 271: p. 130-134.

Hart, B.L., Behavioural adaptations to pathogens and parasites: five strategies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 1990. 14: p. 273-294.

Haidt, J., C. McCauley, and P. Rozin, Individual differences in sensitivity to disgust: a scale sampling seven domains of disgust elicitiors. Personality and Individual Differences, 1994. 16(5): p. 701-713.

Somerville, L.H., T.F. Heatherton, and W.M. Kelley, Anterior cingulate cortex responds differently to expectancy violations and social rejections. Nature Neuroscience, 2006. 9(8): p. 1007-1008.

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18 Responses

  1. Markus Knutsen says:

    my farts smells like shit


    =/ intense topic!! 

  3. Mike Gettemy says:


  4. Sam Sam says:

    Hello I always watch your videos and I would be very thankful if you could
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  5. Aiden Raccoon says:

    HAHA.. Conservatives love farts. I knew it!

  6. G3BRU1K3R5N44M says:

    What..? I don’t like my own farts.. Didn’t know this was common and normal

  7. flynn watkins says:

    Please do why we get 6packs

  8. pritesh purohit says:

    why do we die 

  9. jaydunsmore050897 says:

    17 mil a day ? week? hourly?

  10. Thiago F says:


  11. paddlepop77 says:


  12. Juanloco998 says:

    They’re not as annoying as other’s, but cheeses crisps, I certainly do not
    like them!

  13. Taylor Bennett says:

    The more familiar something is, the more likely we are to prefer it.

    Hmm… That’s a very simple, plausible psychological phenomenon, but I
    sense so much power regarding its ability to shape society and our
    understanding of it, from whether you think console or PC gaming is better,
    to systemic racial inequality.

  14. Mrpompousmoustache says:

    Hahaha! Hs voice was so serious but he was talking about hilarious things!
    Very interesting video…I never knew that :)

  15. Taylor M says:


  16. Jebby Brawley says:

    I want to know more about the sense of smell! What causes your sense of
    smell to increase and decrease?

  17. oquinn6 says:

    if I fart I kill someone awesome

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