How to Belch on Command

Although a lot of people find burping to be an offensive, disgusting habit, it can also be a lot of fun to those of us with twisted, silly sense of humors. Learning how to belch on command can allow you to perform all kinds of neat party tricks such as burping your ABCs and calling someone by name in the form of a burp. The options are truly fun and endless.  But in order to become a burping-on-command master, you must first understand the interesting bodily process that causes humans to burp.

What Causes People to Burp?

Although carbonated drinks and excess gas are considered to be the springboard of the burping process, the bacteria located inside a human’s digestive system is the root cause. Many people are aware of the fact that minuscule bacteria particles are located inside everyone’s digestive system. These particles aid in the digestion process by taking a portion of undigested food and turning it into vitamins B and K. However, most people are unaware that the byproduct of this process is the stinky methane gas we are all too familiar with–burps and farts.

How to Burp on Command

How to Burp on Command

Even if you refrain from drinking carbonated liquids, you will involuntarily swallow enough oxygen and nitrogen throughout the day by simply breathing, talking, and eating. Once the day is over, the extra gas you have swallowed must be released one way or the other. The scientific experts who work and study at the School of Medicine at Indiana University have estimated that the human body releases up to a quart of gas each day.

However, in the case of infants, they do not have fully developed digestive systems, which means they need assistance with producing a burp. This can be accomplished by holding them in a variety of positions while patting their back.   [Read more…]