65 Awesome Smell Facts

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1. Farts smell worse in the shower because our nose works better in high heat and humidity.
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2. Smelling, not eating, green apples can help you lose weight.
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3. Trimethylaminuria is a metabolic disorder that makes you smell like day old fish. It has no known cure or treatment.
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4. New-car smell is toxic to humans.
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5. Life hack: Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor.
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6. A woman once farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, which caused an emergency landing.
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7. An Atlantic salmon’s sense of smell is 1,000 times better than a dog’s.
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8. People with wet earwax are more prone to smelly armpits.
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9. Smellfie To discretely sniff ones underarms for stank before venturing out in to public areas as to not offend other with fowl body odor.
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10. When a female leopard is ready to mate she will give a scent and rub her body on the trees to leave her smell there.
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11. Studies show that sandwiches actually taste better when other people make them for you, when we make food we get desensitized to the smell.
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12. Trimethylaminuria is the condition where people suffer from body odor that smells like rotting fish.
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13. There are people who can actually see, smell and physically taste music - it is called "synesthesia."
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14. We are more attracted to the way a person smells than we are to the way they look.
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15. Stick insects ooze out foul-smelling blood from their joints as a defense mechanism.
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16. The bombardier beetle can shoot boiling-hot, foul-smelling liquid from a gland that can rotate 270 degrees.
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17. Remove unpleasant odor in smelly shoes or gymbags by placing dry tea bags in them.
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18. Clothes that are dried outside DO smell better because of a process called photolysis.
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19. A recent study found that women are more likely to date men who smell like their fathers.
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20. The sense that is most associated with memory is smell. Wearing a cologne during a special time can keep memories better than a journal!
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21. There's a massive cloud full of alcohol in the center of our galaxy. It would smell like rum and taste like raspberries.
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22. Even bloodhounds cannot smell the difference between two identical twins.
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23. If you have to clean up vomit, put ground coffee on it first. It takes away the smell and dehydrates it--you can then sweep it up easily.
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24. The fresh, salty smell of beach air is actually the smell of rotting seaweed.
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25. Evert stream smells different to a salmon. They can smell their way back to the streams where they were born.
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26. People with ADD/ADHD tend to have a better sense of smell due to increased odor sensitivity.
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27. Shoes smell bad? Put them in the freezer overnight. It will kill the bacteria and get rid of the stink.
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28. While certain songs and visual experiences can evoke memories, smell is by far the strongest sense in evoking past memories and emotions.
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29. The largest flower in the world is called Rafflesia Arnoldii. It can grow as big as an umbrella and smells like decaying flesh.
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30. Approximately 80-90% of what we perceive as "taste" comes from our sense of smell.
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31. Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight.
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32. That "old person smell" is actually caused by a chemical, called 2-nonenal, that old people secrete through their skin.
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33. The human nose can recognise over 1,000,000,000,000 different smells.
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34. The smell of newborn babies excites women in the same way an addict craving for drugs enjoys his fix, according to scientists.
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35. Your sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than your sense of taste.
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36. A "Dutch oven" is when you fart in bed and then pull the covers over another person to smell it.
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37. Bluebottle flies can smell meat from distances 7 km away.
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38. The best way to tell if you have bad breath is to lick your wrist, let you saliva dry, and then smell it.
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39. The Pyrus calleryana is a tree that distinctly and strongly smells like semen.
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40. Everyone has a unique smell. Identical twins smell so alike that most times, only trained dogs can tell the difference.
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41. If your shoes smell, Put dry tea bags inside them & The bags will absorb the unpleasant smells.
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42. The smell of freshly cut grass is actually the scent plants release when in distress.
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43. Women are more influenced by how a man smells than how he looks. Men, choose your fragrance wisely.
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44. Blind people are twice as likely to smell things in their dreams as sighted people.
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45. There is a neurological condition called "Synesthesia" in which a patient can actually see, smell and taste lyrics while listening to music.
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46. The smell of a man is as stressful to mice as a three-minute swim. The smell of women doesn’t bother them.
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47. Approximately 80-90% of what we perceive as 'taste' comes from our sense of smell.
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48. People who smoke marijuana get the munchies because they have a heightened sense of smell.
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49. We automatically perceive people who smell good as more attractive.
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50. Silent farts have the most concentrated doses of sulfur, the compound that makes farts smell.
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51. You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping.
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52. The chemicals indole and skatole, which help to account for the particular smell of human feces, are used as ingredients in perfume.
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53. Lick your wrist and smell it. This is what your breath smells like to others.
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54. The smell of gasoline triggers the region of the brain associated with pleasure which is why so many people enjoy it.
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55. Synesthesia is a neurological condition that can cause a person to see, smell and taste music.
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56. Fear makes the nose more sensitive to smells and increases memory retention.
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57. Chemist Julius Samann invented Little Tree air fresheners when his milkman complained about the smell of spoiled milk in his delivery truck.
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58. The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
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59. Antiperspirants actually make people smell worse.
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60. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to the organic acids.
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61. When someone smells good, it automatically makes them more attractive
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62. The "post-rain" smell is caused by a mixture of plant oils, bacterial spores, and ozone.
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63. In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing.
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64. When somebody smells good, we automatically perceive them as more attractive.
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65. It is possible for humans to smell a storm coming.

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