One of the main reasons the internet has become as popular as it is today, and why it continues to exist, is information. It is virtually the main and oftentimes the sole source of information for many of us.

And, if you’ve been on the internet long enough, you know that people online ask all of the most important questions that nobody ever needed to ask, but once somebody has asked them, we understand that we actually needed an answer.

An Imgur user by the nickname of TheGameMaker recently posted a thread of screenshots of two alleged aerospace engineers debating whether a fart would propel a person forward in zero gravity. The post, of course, piqued everyone’s interest and it went viral immediately.

It all started off with an Imgur user asking his aeronautics engineering friends a simple question

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Image credits: TheGameMaker

The simple question of “Can a fart propel you in zero-G?” quickly turned into a full-blown scientific journey

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Image credits: TheGameMaker

A number of variables were considered, like the person’s weight, fart expulsion speed, among many other factors

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Image credits: TheGameMaker

It didn’t take long for this mini science project to reach the internet where it went viral

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Image credits: TheGameMaker

Based on their assumptions (and actual calculation), it turns out a person would travel 1 meter in 13.3 minutes

Image credits: TheGameMaker