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13 facts tagged with Smell Facts
Emergency Plane Farts
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.
There are pills that make your farts smell like roses. There's also the 'Father Christmas Fart Pill', which makes them smell like chocolate.
The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass.
Smell After Rain
The distinctive smell in the air after it has been raining is caused by bacteria called 'actinomycetes'.
The smell of Crayola crayons is so familiar that it is 1 of the 20 most recognizable scents to American adults.
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.