Dogs and cats circle around before bedding down as a throwback to their wild ancestors. Their survival instincts provoked them to position themselves in the direction of the wind to pick up predator scents and choose the best angle for keeping an eye on the environment. vcahospitals.com/know-you…
Some ant queens will find a queen with an established nest to kill and impersonate. To sneak into the nest they first find and kill a worker ant for its scent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
One of the most iconic Australian candies is flavoured after a deer’s scent gland.. abc.net.au/news/2019-03-3…
A grizzly bear has the best sense of smell on Earth thought to be roughly 2,100 times better than a humans (7 times better than a bloodhounds) and have been known to catch scents from up to 20 miles away. hikingandfishing.com/bear…
The original scent of Simple Green cleaner is Sassafras. mscdirect.com/product/det…
Ant queens can take over other colonies by murdering their real queen and bathing in her bodily fluids to avoid detection. Since ants can only parasitize other specific species, it is speculated that some ants decorate their homes with the heads of other ant species to mask their own scent. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Brazil nuts can only be pollinated by one type of bee, and the bee can only reproduce using the scent of one species of orchid brazilnuttree.co.uk/bees.…
Tomato Paste/Juice doesn't get rid of Skunk spray smell on a person, it merely masks the smell and as soon as the tomato scent wears away, the skunk odor becomes noticeable again. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/mobi…
Research has shown that when people are exposed to a coffee scent, they perform better on analytical tasks. Despite the scent having no caffeine in it, its effects are similar to drinking coffee due to participants' expectations, suggesting a placebo effect. sciencedirect.com/science…
The US military would spray experimental missiles with shark oil so they could recover any debris with the help of sniffer dogs trained to follow the shark scent. wsmr-history.org/Dogs.htm
Hasbro trademarked the smell of Play-Doh, and in order to do so they had to explicitly define every nuance of the scent. theverge.com/2018/5/18/17…
The way a cat bares its front teeth and wrinkles its nose while smelling something is called the flehmen response, which helps draw the scent into its vomeronasal organ (extra olfactory organ above the roof of the mouth.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
On April Fools Day 1965 the BBC aired an interview with the supposed inventor of "SmelloVision" who cut onions and brewed coffee to prove he could transmit scents through a television screen. Viewers called and confirmed that they had received the smells. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sme…
In 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts launched an ad campaign in Seoul, Korea where scent spray devices installed on buses would release a fragrant coffee aroma when triggered by the sound of the DD radio jingle. The campaign reached more than 350,000 people, and sales near bus stops increased by 29%. theatlantic.com/technolog…
You usually can't smell your house or your own scent because of 'olfactory adaptation.' The brain is always looking for new, strange, or changing smells as a sign of possible danger and ignores familiar scents. wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfact…
When astronauts are outside the ISS, space-borne compounds adhere to their suits causing a distinctive scent when they return to the station. The smell is so unusual that NASA reached out to a top fragrance maker to re-create the odor for its training simulations. popsci.com/science/articl…
An 8-yr-old UK boy found a rock which was ambergris: a blob made when a sperm whale has a food irritant like squid beak, coats it in grease & vomits/poops it. Perfumeries like Chanel prize ambergris for its ability to fix scent to skin; the blob of ambergris was said to be worth about $63K US. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
, old books have a particular smell due to lignin being present in the paper. Lignin is related to vanillin, leading them to have a faint vanilla scent. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Mosquitoes are attracted to the scent of our body. As such, mosquito repellents evaporate on the skin and work by blocking a mosquito's sense of smell, preventing it from finding its target. readersdigest.ca/travel/t…
Today I learned of "Zen," a perfume that incorporated the scent of a rose carried onboard the NASA shuttle Discovery. Scent molecules from the rose were collected by astronauts using a tiny silicon fiber. Following the 10 day mission, the samples were analyzed by fragrance researchers and used to create Zen. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
Because mountain lions usually wander the wilderness alone, scent scraping sometimes isn’t enough to locate each other for mating. A female mountain lion will ascend to a high elevation and call to a male by caterwauling, a loud blood-curdling screeching cry that can be heard up to 5 miles away. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus's character Elaine on "Seinfeld" tells the Soup Nazi he looks like Al Pacino and exclaims "Hoo-Ah!" The line was an unscripted suggestion by Jerry Seinfeld. Louis-Dreyfus says she still has never seen "Scent of a Woman." youtu.be/f6SWr9gWKZM
Coins themselves don’t smell like anything, it’s only once you touch them that they give out the metallic scent most people recognize. discovermagazine.com/the-…
Bug spray doesn’t actually repel bugs, it masks your scent so they don’t find you as easily plunketts.net/blog/how-do…
The early 20th century Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, led an extremely lavish lifestyle. He travelled in a custom car with leather furniture, wooden fixtures, and a baroque carved ceiling. The exhaust pipe sprayed scent: sometimes violet, sometimes patchouli, sometimes l’eau d’Espagne thechap.co.uk/2013/12/18/…
A french company is making a perfume with a scent based on dead loved one for people that are grieving smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America. It is neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon which literally means "golden dog", and it communicates mainly by scent markings and a kind of "roar-barking." Its urine smells like weed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
A few out of 35,000 stray dogs in Moscow learned how to navigate the Subway system. They travel to and from the city every day, navigate through large crowds, and may have learned to identify their stations by scent or by tracking the time taken to reach the station every day. abcnews.go.com/Internatio…
Curry in Japan was introduced in the 1870 through the UK Navy to the Japan Maritime self-defense force base. In those days eating meat was rare in Japan and the curry masked the scent. In the 1920's curry was made available to the public through restaurants and became a staple food in Japan. youtu.be/KdZNdx_lFBU
Your pup can pick up on subtle changes in your scent, which can help him figure out how you are feeling β€” such as by smelling your perspiration when you become nervous or fearful. It’s also likely how dogs can detect certain diseases or know that a household member is pregnantIn mnn.com/family/pets/stori…
Dogs have anal sacs that secrete liquid scent when defecating and this is why they smell butts preventivevet.com/dogs/an…
In Singapore some elevators are equipped with Urine Detection Devices that detect the scent of urine, setting off an alarm and closing the doors until the police arrive to arrest the offender! goabroad.com/articles/stu…
Cats bond with you via scent! Kitties smell really nice and comforting in order to suggest love and the need for care, just like a newborn does. The better the cat smells, the more likely you are to have a strong bond with it. catcheckup.com/why-cats-s…
Today I learned of "poop" pills - capsules containing only bacteria from donors' poo which are used to treat gut infections. They have no scent, taste and are as effective as traditional fecal transplants while being much cheaper. cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont…
Hedgehogs will rub a saliva-substance mixture (such as feces) on themselves in a process called Self Anointing. It's commonly thought this is to either absorb toxins for immunity or to deter predators through scent camouflage. riddleshedgehogs.com/freq…
, There is a center in the NIH called National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and that some of their projects include whether magnets can cure migraines and whether lavender scents improve wound healing and more. Answer: both do not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Hoping to make the visitor experience more memorable, a museum added "sniffing stations" to its dinosaur exhibit. Scientific thought went into simulating (among other scents) Tyrannosaurus rex' bad breath. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of the Okapi, a cousin of the giraffe, with stripes like a zebra on its hind legs and scent glands on the bottom of its feet to track other neighboring okapi. rainforest-alliance.org/s…
Bees create different types of honey using pollen from different plants, like Blueberry, Avocado, Sage, and over 300 more in the US alone. The different honeys can vary in scent, taste, and color greatly. naturenates.com/best-colo…
Genelle Guzman-McMillan, a Port Authority Secretary was the last survivor to be pulled out from the rubble of the Twin Towers after the 9/11 attacks. She remained under the rubble for 27 hours only to be discovered by rescuers when a rescue dog named Trakr recognized her scent. nymag.com/news/9-11/10th-…
The β€œessential” in essential oil refers to the oil capturing the exact scent of the source plant, ie β€œessence,” not that the oil is important. healthline.com/nutrition/…
Caffeine evolved independently in many plants. It's toxic in high doses to hungry insects, and caffeinated leaf litter can make soil toxic for other competing plants. Separately, pollinators receive a light "buzz" from caffeine in pollen, and are more likely to remember the flower's scent. nytimes.com/2014/09/04/sc…
In Japan doctors would prescribe "Forest therapy" to treat depression and anxiety. The scent of the trees increases activity of the natural killer cells that enhances your immune system which boosts resistance against stress. japantimes.co.jp/news/200…
Bolas spiders are able to mimic the pheromones produced by insects like the cecropia moth. Male moths then follow the scent of the pheromones and end up becoming the spider’s next meal. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
The smell of freshly cut grass is actually the scent that plants release when in distress. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
The monkey face orchid, or scientifically, the Dracula simia, is a rare orchid which is native to the tropical cloud forests of Southeastern Ecuador and Peru and likes to live in elevations above 2,000 feet. Its fragrance can described as a ripe orange scent which it emits when it blooms. wideopeneats.com/monkey-f…
The queen parrotfish sleeps inside of a protective mucus bubble secreted from its mouth, presumably for hiding its scent from predators at night. The mucus bubble may also serve as an early warning system in the event that a predator, like a moray eel, tries to attack the resting parrotfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
There are eggs with a citrus scent, laid by hens fed a diet of citrus peel among other stuff wattagnet.com/blogs/23-po…
Verizon trademarked the smell of their stores, calling it "flowery musk scent". brandchannel.com/2018/05/…

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