Reindeer Fart: Candy and So Much More
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Reindeer farts are a very common topic of conversation in the reindeer community, but they are not talked about enough in reindeer society. It is time for reindeer to come out of the dark and let their reindeer fart shine with all their glory! In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about reindeer farts.
What are reindeer?
How many reindeer are there in the world?
The reindeer population is difficult to estimate as reindeer have a habit of moving around from place to place and their populations fluctuate depending on the season, climate change, hunting restrictions, etc.
What do reindeer eat?
Reindeer eat grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, leaves of trees such as larch or fir tree needles. They also enjoy eating salty plants from coastal areas and reindeer lichens which are a particular type of fungus that reindeer eat.
Why do they fart?
Reindeer fart to release the methane gas that reindeer produce as a byproduct of digesting. Reindeer also need to fart so they can maintain their body temperature and regulate it through evaporation which is what happens when a reindeer’s farts are released.
What do reindeer farts smell like?
Reindeers emit gas in the form of methane when they digest food or defecate. The gas is released from their back end, which has been called “butt” by reindeer. The reindeer fart smells like a combination of the reindeer’s diet, which depending on what they eat can make their reindeer farts smell onion-like or earthy with hints of sulfur.
What is the record for the world’s longest reindeer fart?
The Guinness World Record holder for the world’s longest reindeer fart is set at 11.13 seconds and belonged to a reindeer named Christer Edwardsen from Norway in 1999.
Why is methane gas bad?
Methane gas is a greenhouse gas, which means reindeer farts contribute to the release of more harmful gases into our atmosphere.
What is the science behind why they fart and the health risks of it?
The reindeer farts release methane gas, which is a byproduct of reindeer digestion. The process requires reindeer to break down food and use the bacteria in their gut for this purpose. When they digest food with lots of protein or sugars (like grains), it increases how much flatulence there will be because those foods contain carbohydrates that reindeer can’t digest.
When reindeer release farts, they’re releasing methane gas which is a greenhouse gas and contributes to climate change. Additionally, when reindeers are grazing on lichens in the wintertime, it’s thought that they’ll be producing more reindeer farts because of all the salt content.
How does methane gas affect climate change?
Methane gas is up to 300 times greater than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping heat in our atmosphere, which is why reindeer farts are so bad for climate change.
How do we prevent them from farting?
One way reindeer can prevent farting is by eating less salty plants that reindeer eat, which would reduce the amount of methane gas reindeer emit.
Ways we could use their farts.
Reindeer farts can be used as a natural fuel source to heat up a room and are more environmentally friendly than using firewood. One could also use reindeer methane gas as an engine for its energy potential (as it has the same chemical makeup as petroleum).
Other animals that fart too:
Mammals, reindeer included, produce methane gas as a byproduct of digestion and to regulate their body temperature. Other animals can also emit reindeer farts including cows, horses, camels (which are desert-dwelling mammals), buffalo, moose (a type of deer native to North America), and elephants. These reindeer farts can smell like earthy, manure-like smells.
How does Santa feel riding behind 8 or 9 farting reindeer?
The reindeer’s farts do not bother Santa at all; he is too busy concentrating on his sleigh to notice.
Well – now that we have all of that out of the way – we have a FUN version of Reindeer farts for you! We are talking about reindeer fart cotton candy, of course!
What is reindeer fart cotton candy?
Reindeer Fart Cotton Candy has the same flavors that reindeers eat in their natural diet, including sweet lichens and salty plants… just kidding!
We have a FREE Printable kit for you that will let you take a bag of cotton candy from your local store, break it down into smaller packages or Ziploc Baggies, and pop our fold-over label across the top. Simply staple it on the back of the reindeer farts cotton candy bag and you are ready to share Reindeer Farts with everyone!
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Here is a tip: If you check out your local Dollar Tree store, they often have tubs of cotton candy for just a buck. That container will make you 4 packs of reindeer fart cotton candy! And even better? Around the holidays they have fun flavors like Charms, Birthday Cake, Rainbow Sherbet, and even Peppermint!