Smell Facts

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The chlorine smell in swimming pools is accentuated by the chemical's reaction with impurities (like poop.)
"Fish odor syndrome" is a rare genetic disorder that causes people to smell like rotten fish.
The gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive foul smell may slow ageing and block damaging chemical reactions inside cells, according to scientists in China.
‘Old people smell’ is actually caused by a chemical, 2-nonenal, that old people secrete through their skin
2% of Europeans lack the genes for smelly armpits.
In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing and an FBI investigation.
The center of the galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum, according to astronomers.
Most people notice a distinctive smell in the air after it rains. That smell after rain is caused by bacteria called 'actinomycetes'.
Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop.
Children's sense of smell is better than adults'.
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