We feel obligated to elaborate on that headline. Anyone who has participated in a week-long camp with 5th and 6th-grade boys can attest to the fact that sleeping people are capable of […]
The Nose Knows an Astonishing 1 Trillion Smells
Just how sensitive is your nose? We know that animal noses tend to be much more nuanced to different aromas than their human counterparts. Even so, how many different scents do you […]
The Pastabilities Are Endless — The History and Varieties of Pasta
Nothing says “Italy” quite like pasta. The flavors, smells, shapes, and even the names of the many-varied noodles are as Italian as Italian can be.
Does Your Dog Have Frito Feet?
If you were to create a list of smells associated with dogs, it would likely range from the pleasant scent of a recently-bathed, freshly-groomed pet to the less-pleasing aromas that belong outside. […]
Why is Whale Poop So Stinking Valuable?
What is yellowish-gray, comes after a whale, and is worth more than $1,000 per ounce? No, this isn’t the start of a corny joke; it is a legitimate question. The answer is […]
NASA Knows it Needs an Official Nose
When you contemplate all the skills involved in sending someone into space, you think about math, physics, rocketry, and orbital dynamics. Odds are that you didn’t spend a lot of time thinking […]
Pray That Your Nose Never Knows This Putrid Perfume
What most offends your olfactory senses? Week-old dirty running socks? Rotten eggs? A well-ripened dirty diaper? Think of the odor that curls your nose hairs and sends you into fits of revulsion. […]
Hold Your Nose and Take Cover
A person would have to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months to produce enough gas to equal the energy from one atomic bomb explosion. source
No, Seriously… My Job REALLY Stinks!
Armpit sniffers work for deodorant companies. They may spend their days in a hot room sniffing up to 60 armpits an hour to determine the effectiveness of deodorant in controlling sweaty smells […]