So, there might be a reason why some farts are called silent but deadly as according to one doctor, really stinky farts can, theoretically, temporarily blind you. Dr Anthony Youn, who is a holistic plastic surgeon from Michigan, was responding to a comment by someone who claimed to have gone blind for three minutes after farting.
Despite happening in very, very extreme cases, it turns out there could be a reason for the sight loss. The medical professional explained the science behind the phenomenon. In a video, Youn said that although it is very unlikely, ‘if the gas you pass is extremely pungent, it could contain large amounts of hydrogen sulphide.’ This chemical is very effective at reducing blood pressure.
‘If a fart reduces blood pressure to the central retinal artery, your silent but deadly toot could theoretically make you go blind.’ The clip garnered a whopping 3.1 million views on social media platform TikTok. Some people were utterly surprised by the revelation, but some seemed already experienced in this occurrence.
This follows a former reality star being rushed to hospital for farting too much after she made $200,000 farting in jars, prompting her to announce her retirement.
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