But you can learn how to play the game, It's easy.

As I sit in the lecture theater trying to understand what Jeff is rambling on about, my stomach starts making rumbling noises. I turn to Vanna and ask her if she heard it. She nodded with a grin. Crap.

It's not because I'm hungry. No. I've had coffee and bread this morning.

You see, a growling stomach, or borborygmi, doesn't only happen when one is hungry. It happens all the time due to the air and fluid moving along in your Gastrointestinal tract by peristalsis. It gets even louder when your stomach is empty because there isn't anything to absorb the sound, or when you're sitting in certain positions because of the accumulation and pressure of the gas and fluid.

Now, when the rumbling gets TOO loud, you might have to check with the doctor because this might be a sign of parasites. Yes, you heard me, big, fugly WORMS. Or perhaps food allergies. Or lack of digestive friendly bacteria. And if you don't hear it at all, don't think you're lucky, it's just because your digestive system has gone on hiatus and is still paralysed. This though, usually takes place after surgery. And it isn't good, why? Think about it, if you can't move your bowels, how can your body get rid of all that shit? Trust me, I've experienced it first hand.

Anyway, I think I'm hungry for real now. It's been about 5 hours since my last meal. It still amazes me how I can talk about bowels and still have an appetite. Oh, and I find the scientific term for farting: flatus very amusing. :D

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@ Friday, April 11, 2008 12:35 PM

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