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->''"In China it's considered perfectly good manners to talk with your mouth full and to burp after your meal. Farting seems to vary according to the situation and your current company, so ask ahead of time. Lighting the fart is frowned upon in almost all provinces."''
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16335_7-innocent-gestures-that-can-get-you-killed-overseas.html#ixzz1dXz1TwkU Seven Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas]]

Flatulence is set aflame.

This ''does'' work in RealLife, though [[RealityIsUnrealistic not always, and not very impressively]]. Despite the fact that it ''is'' TruthInTelevision, DontTryThisAtHome ([[RumpRoast for reasons that should be obvious]]).

Science fact: farts are, essentially, just the body expelling methane. Methane also flees quickly. Timing is required. Rather than the huge flame you see in [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark certain cartoons]], it'll be a tiny blink-and-you'll-miss-it flame. Don't ask us how we know. [[note]]Oh, and if you're unlucky, you may char your lower intestine. So, really, just don't. What are you, anyway? A vulgarite? Get a life and a hobby.[[/note]]

Compare {{Fartillery}}. Nothing whatever to do with {{Gaslighting}}.

[[folder: {{Anime & Manga}} ]]
* In an anime episode of ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' at near the end, officer Terai demonstrate farting fire. Ryotsu, not being concerned that the whole police box is [[ItMakesSenseInContext stashed with heating oil, dynamite, tanker trucks, military weapons, and along with a locker full of matches]], lets him do so resulting the neighborhood being destroyed.
* Toramaru from ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' signature move is the "Daihouhi Kaenhousha" aka the "Big Fart Flamethrower"
* This is actually an odd hobby of Kobato Hasegawa from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai''. However,it wasn't mentioned in the anime.
* Mugen,a little dragon from ''Anime/BattleSpiritsSaikyoGingaUltimateZero'' can produce explosive farts and can even fart fire at will. There is even a card base on it call [[http://battle-spirits.wikia.com/wiki/Mugen_Flame "Mugen flame"]]
* In the first chapter of the ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' spin-off ''Kanna's Daily Life'', Kanna tries to cheer up Saikawa, who is embarrassed about passing gas while she's with her, by letting out a fart herself. Given how Kanna's a dragon, her fart ends up being a giant blaze, with the following panel explaining how the fire that some dragons store in their stomach for fire breathing could also end up going out the "wrong hole".

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Smeggie from ''ComicBook/TheBadEggs'' lights one of his farts in order to impress a group of alien judges.
* There's a scene in ''{{Hate}}'' where a whole bunch of people at a night-time party stand in a line and light their farts.
* In ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'' Aliens parody, two marines use this to blow a flock of man-eating sheep (ItMakesSenseInContext) in a TakingYouWithMe attack.
* Lobo took this trope UpToEleven, using a can of baked beans to nuke his {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le daughter.
* British anti-comic ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' has a regular character, Johnny Fartpants, who on several occasions took terrible revenge by, for instance, eating a strong vindaloo curry, placidly waiting a while, then dropping his trousers in front of his foes and lighting a match... on one occasion, just to make sure, he was seen to drink petrol as a prelude to Flamethrower Madness.

* ''Film/SixShooter'': The young man tells a silly but supposedly true story of a cow swelling up from trapped flatulence, and how a bystander stabbed the cow with a screwdriver to vent the methane. That worked, but when the bystander made the major mistake of lighting the methane venting from the cow, the cow blows up. The young man calls it "the greatest moment of me life."
* ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' during Lloyd's dream sequence.
* ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'' does this at the talent show.
* Shown in Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Film/{{Stroszek}}''.
* ''The Tank Battalion'' (1991). ThePoliticalOfficer asks the Czech conscripts what they do in their spare time. While the soldier asked is lying about their fervent study of political works, a flashback shows them lying naked on their bunks, holding in their farts until as someone runs from one man to the other with a lighted match, producing long streams of blue flame.
* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' (1993). One of the freaks is called "The Human Flame" for this reason.
* [[{{Gasshole}} Papa Klump]] farts on a candlestick and sets a restaurant on fire in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessorIITheKlumps''.
* The ending of ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. [[spoiler:An ogre baby]] farts, then a donkey/dragon baby sneezes on the fart, lighting it on fire and causing it to change directions and light the fireplace.
** The beginning of the first movie had Shrek lighting a belch to light the fireplace.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'', when Shrek is about to get fireball'd by a stone dragon, his flatulence ends up sending the fire right back at the dragon.
* Kids in ''Film/ReturnToSleepAwayCamp'' have some fun with this.
* ''Film/Tremors3BackToPerfection'' takes this trope to the extreme. The Assblasters are capable of propelling themselves to flight at high altitudes by igniting their own farts. One even used this technique to try and burn through Burt's bomb shelter.
* In the 1993 Live-Action film of ''Film/DennisTheMenace'', when Dennis is (unknowingly) held captive by a burglar, and he is accidentally handcuffed by Dennis, Dennis accidentally drops the release keys into a cooking pot of beans, since "Food is not wasted" Dennis force-feeds him the ''entire pot'' making him to fart near the fire causing a big flame.
* In ''Film/Critters3'', when the title creatures (who are {{Extreme Omnivore}}s) invade the protagonist's department one of them eats a can of beans and does this with the flame of the stove.
* In the comedy ''Film/{{Caveman}}'', one of the rival cavemen gets his butt lit on fire, he runs around farting and emitting jets of flame.
* In ''Film/BlackSheep2007'', the fact that their fart contains large amounts of methanol is used to blow up the [[spoiler: flesh-eating sheep]].
* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 drama ''Film/HartsWar'', one scene briefly shows the Allied prisoners amusing themselves in their barracks by doing this.
* In ''Film/SuperheroMovie'', Rick's sleeping aunt farts next to a candle, resulting in a huge, flamethrower-sized jet of flame shooting between Rick and his girlfriend.
* In ''Joy of Sex'' the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hy-NvoSyhA Blue Flamers]] at the drive-in.
* In ''Weekend Warriors'' they settle a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMIObEwzbYI bet]] with this.
* ''Film/HomeAlone3'' had one of the spies getting shocked when he lit one.
* in ''Jane Austen's Mafia'' Sophia (Anthony's mom) killed a woman named Pepper by lighting her fart. The result was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Hz5irExSY catastrophic]]. This montage also has an Inuit impaling a guy in a Barney costume then dancing to "We are Family".
* In ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'', during the sleepover, Creator/RobinWilliams farts into a coffee can then one of his friends drops a lit match in it.
* Taken UpToEleven in the 2002 comedy ''Film/{{Thunderpants}}''. A boy with a [[{{Gasshole}} severe flatulence problems]] teams up with a ChildProdigy who invents the titular Thunderpants to turn our farting hero into a living rocket [[RecycledINSPACE INTO SPACE]]!
* ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth'': A cabin blows up when the hillbilly resident lets one rip in front of the fireplace.

* Dave Barry's column "Apocalypse Cow" tells of a university professor who set fire to methane emitted by cows for classroom demonstration purposes.
* [[PlayedForDrama Not played for laughs]]: In Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/{{It}}'', a fart-lighting scene leads to a homosexual encounter between two of the Bad kids. It's one of the most suspenseful scenes in the book, because the whole thing is witnessed by one of the Good kids.
* Happens in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheVorGame'', where the main character, dubbed the camp idiot for a (rigged) accident with a piece of major equipment, is relieved when the title is taken over by a couple of new recruits who set their tent on fire lighting "fart flares".
* Recounted in Creator/SpikeMilligan's memoir, ''Literature/AdolfHitlerMyPartInHisDownfall''.
* One of James Herriott's [[Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall autobiographic novels]] features a story (well, urban legend, actually; see RealLife below) about gastric surgery on a bovine and a demonstration of the flammability of stomach gas. HilarityEnsues as the resulting burst of flame is quite a lot bigger than anticipated...
* Elmer the Fire Farter in a ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' spinoff, ''Plum Spooky''.


[[folder:Live Action TV]]

* A fantasy-version of Rygel the 16th as the Black Knight uses this as a weapon in ''Series/{{Farscape}}.''
* The ''Series/MythBusters'' tried it (in a segment they [[ExecutiveMeddling could not air]] in the USA but did overseas...and the US execs finally relented for the anniversary "Top 25" special). Although the flatulence was flammable, the flame itself was fairly unimpressive and it didn't remove the smell at all.
* In ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode Cash, Vyvyan thinks he's pregnant, backed up by his [[BalloonBelly rapidly expanding gut]]. Turns out it was just gas. Right after it's released someone(I think Rik), lights a cigar, and blows the house up.
** It was Mike. When Vyv started 'going into labour', he left the room because he didn't want to watch, and came back after the fart had filled the air to congratulate Vyv. Clearly from this scene, Mike has ''no sense of smell''.
* Creator/StephenColbert attempted this to demonstrate how to fix the oil spill in the gulf. It didn't go so well and we instead got some RelaxOVision as the stagehands put him out. On the bright side, he doesn't need to worry about that waxing appointment anymore.
* A segment of a [[MindScrew bizarre German game show]] featured a sort of "word of the day." The clue was as follows: [[MsFanservice A woman in lingerie]] bends over, and the camera does a close-up of her butt. A flame is brought near it, and the result is something like a Bunsen burner. (The word of the day was "gas.")
* Happened in the Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Bottom}}''. Richie had made a special Christmas snack containing year-old sprouts and other rather nasty and spicy ingredients. The guys all passed out and when they woke up, flatulence ensued.
* In the ''Series/ImInTheBand'' episode "Don't Date the Principal's Daughter", [[{{Gasshole}} Burger]] does this [[spoiler: on Derek after Ash, who pulls his finger in order to make him burp fire]] (because he accidentally discovered earlier that pulling the wrong finger will result in a burp when it's Burger), but [[EpicFail fails hilariously]]
* Happens at least twice in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''.
* Happens in ''Series/{{House}}'', when the team is operating on a {{hikikomori}} with an intestinal blockage. A doctor goes to cauterize a bleed... "Hey, wait! The gas..." *''FOOSH!''*
* In ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'', the Doctor relates the tragic tale of the Tersurians, a race that communicated solely through flatulence. Sadly, the entire race was killed when one of them discovered fire.
* Charley Boorman does this for real in the second episode of the motorbike travel show ''[[Series/LongWayRound Long Way Down]]''.
* Series/UnitedStatesOfTara : One of Tara's video diaries in Season 2 shows Buck doing this.

* [[http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Ass_Burners Ass Burners]]. They got it depicted on one of their albums' covers. It's a grindcore/black metal project.
* The Music/{{Genesis}} song "Music/SuppersReady" has the lyric "Oooh, can't you feel our souls ignite...". This has inevitably led to the {{mondegreen}} "can't you feel arseholes ignite".
* Music/HammerFall's "Hearts on Fire" is commonly {{mondegreen}}ed into this [[TropeNamers very trope title]]. "Burning, burning with desire," indeed.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' may have been GettingCrapPastTheRadar by showing the fantastic variation of young dragons lighting their sneezes.
* A cartoon book called ''The Bunny Suicides'' has a bunny using several cans of beans, strategic ductwork, and a match. The book itself is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

* The playfield for [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]'' has a bucking horse that gets its flatulence lit by a match; the ensuing fireball is used as a score light.
* In Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/FamilyGuy'', Peter shoots flames out of his rear during "Fart Multiball".

[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* British stand-up comic Creator/JasperCarrott was one of the first people to popularize the idea on his album ''The [[strike:Un]]Recorded Jasper Carrott''. A long routine culminates in his anxiously delivering a friend strciken by the effects of blowback to a hospital casualty ward. The terrible Matron takes one look and demands "Has he been lighting his farts?"

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'': Bo Rai Cho's Fartality.
* VideoGame/SplosionMan seems to 'splode like this from time to time.
* Chimchar from ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has a flame coming out of its buttocks whenever it's awake.
** Also, Reshiram actually has the ability to shoot flames out of its tail.
*** Same with Skuntank.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', if you try to tell [[BoisterousBruiser Oghren's]] ex-girlfriend Felsi that he's more fun than other men she probably knows, she'll say "If by 'more fun' you mean 'more likely to light farts on fire.'" And this isn't even the dumbest of his antics that she recalls. . .
* In the intro from the Enhanced Version of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' the jesters pull this off, to the uproarious amusement of King Demavend and causing the royal advisor to FacePalm.
* The main gimmick behind ''VideoGame/OrcAttackFlatulentRebellion'' is to use flatulence [[{{Fartillery}} as a weapon]]. The best way to do so is to pass gas around a giant fire, which is essentially as effective as using a grenade.
* ''VideoGame/TattooAssassins'' had this as a shared fatality for all characters. This is about as tasteful as it sounds.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers'', should Wario's Gas Mask special happen to come into contact with Bowser's Flame Storm special, it'll detonate in a huge explosion that'll knock out anyone who happens to be in the vicinity.
* VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} can do this as an attack and to fly, after eating a chili pepper.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Gas Blast kill taunt, available when the Pyro has the Thermal Thruster equipped, is implied to be this: the Pyro using a match and the jetpack on his back to light his farts on fire.

* Turkmenistan tries this out once in the ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' comic "[[http://i.imgur.com/THx5ZoZ.png Farts]]"to impress Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia (who are incidentally, countries with many natural gas reserves). However, this has the unfortunate side effect of turning his butt into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell a fairly popular tourist attraction]].
* [[http://science2311.deviantart.com/art/Fire-Hazard-621388850 This happens]] all because of the teacher's TrademarkFavoriteFood [[MasochistsMeal being]] BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Indian Curry.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Because [[TruthInTelevision it's possible to light a fart]], there are hundreds of videos on Website/YouTube that demonstrate the act.
* From the Toys/{{Bionicle}} web animations for the Toa Mata arc: A group of Ta-Matoran are on a patrol for Rahkshi, with their captain on watch while the rest of the patrol has breakfast around a fire. The captain is hunkered down behind cover and staring intently into the woods when all of a sudden there's a farting sound. He stands up and turns around to see one of his underlings facing away from the fire with a smoking rear.
* In ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', Waluigi uses a Fire Flower to light one of Wario's farts to a nuclear degree.
* In the short video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdF_JwUl2Lw Gus]]'', fire is discovered when a spectacularly flatulent caveman baby encounters a smoldering lightning-struck tree.
* In chapter 7 of ''Literature/{{TOT}}'', Maximus suffers from a bad case of flatulence, and Toby decides to use said opportunity to light some of his farts.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': The flaming flatulence was featured in the very first episode, ''Cartman Gets an {{Anal Prob|ing}}e.'' "Dude, you're farting fire!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', it was played in Terrence and Phillip's [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within a Movie]] ''Asses of Fire'', and [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny dies]] while attempting the stunt. This is one of the series of incidents that leads to Sheila Broflovski's crusade against Canada.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica''. It causes a mushroom cloud.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' consists nearly entirely of Beavis in a hospital emergency room, face-down on a gurney, whimpering in agony, with his pants burnt off around his blackened butt. At one point, flames shoot out of his butt, propelling the gurney some twenty feet, with Beavis screaming in pain. [[NoodleIncident It's never adequately explained what led up to this]], leaving it to the viewer's imagination.
* Often when Meg farts in ''WesternAnimation/MegaBabies'' she tends to do so rather explosively (literally).
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had the Griffins develop superpowers from toxic waste; when Chris discovers he's {{p|layingWithFire}}yrokinetic, Peter gets the idea to do this, resulting in a long trail of flame.
** In another, the universe is a result of God lighting one.
* In ''[[EvanMather Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure]]'', several cans of beans are used by the titular character to blow up Jabba the Hutt, and his palace with him. And that's the least bizarre part of that particular short.
* Accidentally used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' to fuel a campfire.
* This is actually one of the many superpowers ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' gained as Johnny X as a result of one of his sisters' giving him mutant powers.
--> '''Johnny X''': Power poots, go!
* A ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' short tuned this UpToEleven for a hilariously disastrous fuel-air bomb when Lazlo was invited to a ceremony right after a bean-eating contest. The beans caused gas to build up and overload Lazlo's tummy. The moment the ceremonial torch was lit, [[PottyFailure he let it all go]].
* Despite her usual demure manner, ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', in her [[OneWingedAngel Bad Kaeloo]] form, [[ItMakesSenseInContext lights one of her farts with a match]] to burn a pile of skin mags and comic books.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Ignition Point", Finn and Jake fart and belch into carrier bags, then tie them up and throw them into the air as explosive targets for Flame Princess to shoot at with her elemental fire powers.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In RealLife, pig farms have to be routinely ventilated, or else they risk exploding.
** The ammonia would kill them before the risk of explosion would. At high enough concentrations, ammonia can blind a person and make them suffer severe respiratory consequences.
* This was given in ''The Book of Heroic Failures'', listing an episode in which a vet attending a cow in a barn stuck a tube into "that end which is not capable of facial expression" and struck a light. The resulting jet of flame set fire to the barn.
** Which is probably a reference to a Creator/JamesHerriot story above. Or both referencing the same {{Urban Legend|s}}.
* There is at least one Website/DarwinAwards story with this. It backfired into the guy's rectum. Ouch.
** http://www.darwinawards.com/legends/legends2000-06.html is a 2000 Darwin Award given to [[WhatAnIdiot a total idiot]] who successfully lit farts [[spoiler: of a cow - the cow then exploded as the flame entered the cow's rectum and [[UndignifiedDeath killed the aforementioned idiot by means of flying cow femur bone shrapnel]]]].