In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing and an FBI investigation. Although she was not charged in the incident, she was also not allowed back on the plane. nbcnews.com/id/wbna160647…
Today I learned of the $23 million dollar toilets designed by NASA for deep space missions. With odor control being a serious issue, NASA pays certified sniffers to smell the toilets after they've been used to evaluate odor-control measures. The lead engineer calls them the "unsung heroes of the space program". laptrinhx.com/the-toilet-…
Sharks smell in "stereo," that is, they can detect the tiny delays in the time it takes for a scent to reach one nostril compared to the other and use it to determine the direction from where the scent is coming. This helps them in tracking their prey. nature.com/news/2010/1006…
β€˜smell dispensers’ mimicking the smell of lion shit is used to scare off deer and wild boar despite these animals having never met a lion. dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08…
Dogs' feet smell like Fritos due to a number of naturally occurring bacteria oakhurstvet.com/blog/frit…
Platypuses lose their senses of sight, sound, and smell underwater, so they hunt prey using electroreception. Mechanoreceptors and electroreceptors in their bill allow them to use electrical impulses to locate objects in the deepest and darkest of waters. reed.edu/biology/professo…
Jeffrey Dahmer killed and ate his 17 victims in a one-bedroom apartment, with neighbors barely noticing anything besides the occasional smell of rotting meat in the hallway. content.time.com/time/spe…
A smell can recall emotional memories better than any other sense. A sense of smell is also linked to overall psychological well-being. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
It is possible to learn to smell again by routinely exposing yourself to aromas with the intent of regaining smell. Smells from major smell categories such such as aromatic, flowery, fruity, and resinous are often selected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sme…
Before elevators the piano nobile or noble level (first storey in European terms; second floor in American terms) had the best rooms with large windows and balconies, avoiding the damp and smell of the street. Some newer buildings preserve the tradition. architecturalobserver.com…
Scientists in the Netherlands have taught bees to smell the coronavirus. They can identify a case within seconds. It could be a low-tech solution for identifying COVID-19 cases. businessinsider.in/scienc…
, Febreze, initially marketed as a way to get rid of unpleasant smells, sold poorly until P&G realised that people become accustomed to smells in their own homes, and stop noticing them even when they are overpowering (like the smell of several cats in a single household) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feb…
TIFU by setting off an alarm with smells from my body

Today I fucked up while sleeping in my campervan.

I had eaten a burrito or two and was dropping some absolute bombs before falling asleep. I only have about 8 hours between shifts so getting as much sleep as I can in there is pretty important.

Around 1am I was woken by the CO/Propane monitor beeping loudly which is something that is scary as hell of you've ever read about CO poisoning. Well it had a propane indicator which for the life of me I couldn't figure out, I had taken the propane system out last week.

I was crouched and had silenced the alarm when my body expelled another big wave of leftover burrito fume and as it hit the monitor it starting screaming for me to please god stop with the torture.

Realizing my problem I cracked the windows and turned the fan on only to have it go two or three more times across the night, waking me and ruining my sleep for the night.

I had a horrible smelly zombie day today and it was all due to my ass.

TL;DR: I farted all night which set off the propane alarm and kept me from sleeping.

Update: Thank you all for your beautiful stories, you should all be proud

Certain plants can warn other nearby plants of danger. When these plants are damaged, they release airborne chemicals that tell other plants to start producing compunds that can hurt and repel herbivores. They can also produce smells that attract insects which attack herbivores. quantamagazine.org/the-se…
The smelliest substance on earth, Tioacetone (CH3)2CS, smells so bad that it can effect areas up to a half-mile in radius. "When it was accidentally made it was followed by cases of vomiting, nausea and unconsciousness in a radius of 0.75 kilometres (0.47 mi) around the laboratory" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
NYPD officers can no longer search a vehicle due to the smell of marijuana alone, new memo says amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/04/0…
Is The Smell Of Cigarettes Nostalgic To Anyone Else?

It seems like smoking cigarettes is dying out to the point where as a non smoker, if I happen to smell somebody smoking nearby it gives me nostalgia of the 90s and 2000s back when that used to be far more common.

I've never seen anyone else ever bring this up so maybe I'm the only one.

TIFU by exclaiming β€œit smells like a dead body” when an actual dead body was in the house.

This happened in 2015 when I was a senior in high school.

My grandfather had been diagnosed with cancer in September of 2014 and had been told that it was terminal. He had just retired and we were all really sad that he wasn’t going to be able to enjoy retirement with his wife (he remarried after my grandma). He was a goofy guy who wore pants with embroidered ducks on them and always had a magic trick to show everyone when we would visit. During his last day alive, my mother, sister and myself came over to support his wife. There were also neighbors coming in and out of the house saying their goodbyes and just consoling each other. When my grandfather passed away, we were all in the room with him and told him we loved him and that it was okay to let go.

After we left the room to give his wife some time alone, my sister, my mom and I went downstairs to join the neighbors at the dining room table. This table was able to seat about 8 people and it was full so I was standing next to my mom at the head of the table. People had brought food to snack on and someone brought a cheese plate. I did not notice this cheese plate, so I started to comment about how stinky the room was to my mom and sister. Eventually I said the words β€œit smells like a dead body” OUT LOUD in front of everyone. The room was silent except for my mom and sister’s attempts to conceal their laughter. I turned beet red and added β€œerm...dead cat” to the sentence and then abruptly left to use the bathroom and reassess my life. I know my grandpa would’ve laughed if he heard it so that makes me feel better, but I can never look any of those neighbors in the face without remember that moment πŸ™ƒ.

TL:DR While standing in a house that had my recently deceased grandfather upstairs, I said β€œit smells like a dead body...erm dead cat” because someone brought a stinky cheese plate.

My Poppop at art school in the 50s

When filming the original Borat film, Sacha Baron Cohen never washed Borat's suit or wore deodorant when in character. He said it gave Borat a "kind of dreadful Soviet-bloc smell the moment I walk in". npr.org/templates/story/s…
LPT: Do not attempt frugality by reusing a bouillon paste container to hold coconut oil for massage. Your aching muscles will smell like soup and it is NOT therapeutic. Also: frugal fails thread?

I had to throw out a healthy bit of coconut oil because I wanted to find a use for the small bouillon jar I had saved.

Can we get a frugal fails thread going? I'm glad I found this sub, have gotten a lot of mileage out of the ideas and discussion here, but y'all have to have a bunch of cautionary tales of frugality gone wrong. Please share yours!

edit: The amount of people here who WANT to smell like soup is far too high.

Can everyone else smell pregnancy or do I have the lamest super power ever?

To explain the backstory of this, I have to go back a bit. When I was a young boy, the first time I met a pregnant women was at the business place of my father. We had a little party that day, and I remember when she entered the room there was a very strong (and unpleasant) smell. Me being a kid and meeting a pregnant woman for the first time, I assumed either that's just the way they smelt, or it was a coincidence.

As I grew up I met very few pregnant woman face to face, I had a very isolated childhood, but I did notice that smell only appeared when I was in a crowded place, and frequently I would be able to spot a pregnant woman somewhere in the crowd, or a woman with a baby.

I always assumed that the reason nobody mentioned it was because it would be rude, but as I've gotten older I realize that I have never in my life heard anyone mention it. Not even an acknowledgment of the smell. This is strange to me considering it is a VERY strong smell. Virtually any room with a pregnant woman in it has smelt like that throughout, and considering its kind of a gross smell, I can't imagine EVERYONE staying silent about it.

I brought it up to some friends recently, and they had no idea what I was talking about. This prompted me to Google it, I found nothing regarding this, many articles spoke of increased B.O but this smell is completely unique, not like B.O.

I justified it as a coincidence until just a few days ago, I was in a Starbucks staring out the window, waiting for my drink. When I smelt the smell, I turned around and in the doorway was a pregnant woman. This confirmed it for me, I now have no uncertainty that all pregnant women smell like this. But NOBODY I've spoken to can relate.

I come to you Reddit, please tell me that my super power isn't to smell when someone is pregnant. Everybody's just being polite right?

GME 2Β½: The smell of pointless memeing v.redd.it/wanpkctqcyx61
Some people suffer from a condition where everything smells like crap!! healthline.com/health/cac…
There's artificial Cherry flavoring in my fruit and nuts bird seed, is that for the birds? Or is that so I feel like I'm getting my money's worth when I open the bag and smell cherries even though there aren't many in there.
A Dog's Sense of Smell isn’t just better than ours. It is (up to) 100,000 more powerful. sciencenetlinks.com/daily…
Have to get this house to the studs by the weekend, got 5 big dumpsters full and half the drywall out. We lessened the smell only a little. We have to start wearing mask by the front porch and not at the edge of the property reddit.com/gallery/naw3hd
Sloths are almost totally blind during the day. In bright light, sloths rely totally on a highly developed sense of smell. Consequently, the greatest number of sloth deaths occur when they go to the ground to poop once a week. wildernessclassroom.org/w…
Only about half of the people can smell asparagus in pee pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
What looks like red paint but smells like blue paint?
In Harry Potter, Amortentia (love potion) smells like whatever the smeller finds the most attractive. What does Amortentia smell like to you?
Just been sent this on messages "Apehands69" nice try you nearly had me🀣🀣i smell hedige fear and its making my balls tingle🀣
ILPT Request: My upstairs neighbor, on the 2nd floor, in my apartment complex, for whatever reason, let's his 3 dogs out to relieve themselves on his patio. Their urine drops down to my patio screen leaving an awful smell. What can I do to get back at him ?

I have complained to the property manager for a few months now and they will not help.

I DO NOT want to harm the animals or any tips that entertain the idea. It's not their fault their owner won't take them out responsibly.

I would like to get back at the owner for the pain and suffering he has caused.

Thanks.

Edit: Thank you for all the replies and ideas.

Special thanks those trying to trick me to piss up stairs just to have it wash back down to me.

I smell profit
The Medici Family build a elevated walkway in Florence in 1565 just to avoid contact with the common people. They even connected it to their private lodge at the Felicica Church and moved the Ponte Vecchio meat market to avoid the smells. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vas…
The wisteria makes my chicken coop look and smell amazing!
$30k in interior parts alone for a water leak, the mold smell was unbearable v.redd.it/tijyp68e2rs61
I love the smell of cigarettes

Title says it all, basically. To no surprise, I am a smoker aswell, though not as heavy as one might think, but ever since I was a child I loved just smelling the air and being around people that smoke, and it was a main reason why I started myself, though that might seem ridiculous.

The Alcon blue butterfly caterpillar disguises itself as an ant larvae using smell. Ants carry the caterpillars to the nursery chamber of their nest where they clean, protect, and feed them for nearly two years. The ants even feed them more than they feed their own offspring when food is low! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phe…
Wax warmer fell off a shelf in my living room. Smells better than it looks.
Rememberthe smell of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers?
Found this in my new home in the kitchen. It doesn't smell, doesn't taste like salt or sugar, is hart, disolves in water and gets soapy when licking it. I thought that it might be salt for dishwasher but I've never seen one like this
I smell burnt toast
Asparagus urine has a half-life of approximately four hours, and that debate exists about the universality of producing the sulfurous smell, as well as the ability to detect it. Some people report not being able to smell the odour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
1000 Musicians performing Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." (Full Video) v.redd.it/sq8gz3vifdq61
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…
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[Meme] Hmm... I Smell... Some Unfairness Among The MC's of Isekai Quartet.
Limonene (an extract from citrus peels) was used as an experimental liquid rocket fuel, and blanketed the entire testing area with the smell of lemon oil whenever it was fired. gilesorr.com/blog/ignitio…
Smells like copyright infringement in here

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