Can you run a car on what comes out of your butt?

Jason Torchinsky of Jalopnik says yes. He takes a look at the two products produced by butts: flatus and feces, and determines the harvestable energy in each. The good news is that butt fracking is a group building exercise: "It would take you months and months to fill an 8 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank like the one in the Honda Civic CNG. Oh, and remember, of that 100 ml fart, only 30% of that (at best) is methane — so to do this right, you'd want to pool a whole community of farts. It's really the only way."

Will Jason's article usher in a resurgence in gas bag cars?

Can you run a car on what comes out of your butt?

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  1. Breaking wind power?

  2. The answer is yes, if you have gasoline coming out of your butt. But really, at that point you have other things to worry about than how to fuel your car.

  3. If my ass can power something like this, then I'm all in.

  4. This post was worth it for the term "butt fracking" alone.

  5. Yes, cars will run from what comes out of my butt. And my wife will run from what comes out of my butt. As will the neighbors. And people in the next county over. And in Zimbabwe.

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