Israel

The Most Painful Fart That Ever Was

June 17, 2017

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I should resume posting with a rather gross, but funny topic: farts!

Still water runs deep, they say. A beautiful phrase that captures the power of calmness, patience, quiet, and stillness.
It can also describe the fiery rush of pain one experiences when farting in the Dead Sea of Israel. The thrill of burning salt water rushing inward is something you will never forget, like Jerusalem, or the first time you squirted lemon juice in your eye, or that time your friend dared you to eat 3 chili peppers off the vine in Myanmar, or…well you know…

The Dead Sea, sitting at 978 feet below sea level, is the lowest place on earth. The heat salinates the water by evaporating the air. It is 9x saltier than the ocean. Put one drop on your tongue and it will make you gag.

Dead Sea Beach

In the Dead Sea, you float. No effort needed. Due to the salt content, you are hyper buoyant. You can stand and float vertically, or sit cross legged and float, its even hard to get deeper than your chest. Additionally, there are great healing properties contained in the minerals of the warm water. I felt a lot like Steph Curry in those commercials when he is sitting in the epson salt floating chambers. It was the closest I will come to being Steph….


With this accomplishment in the books, I thought it would fun to one day to float across the entire Dead Sea from Israel to Jordan. Maybe, if true peace is ever found, it willl happen.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Brooke June 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Love that you are in Israel. One of my favorite places in the world. Suspect you will hit all the major stops. If you’re in Eliat, cross into to Jordan and go to Petra! Israel is majestic, plants growing in the desert, Jerusalem, the old city, the caves at he Lebanese border, Jaffa, the beaches in Tel Aviv….
    Safe travels, will you ever get turn?

    • Reply Kyle July 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      I wasn’t able to make it to Petra this time around, but hopefully next time. Birthright was definitely a whirlwind, but a fun trip that’s for sure. I am now in Slovakia. Return date might be when it starts to get colder here :).

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