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Humans can smell up to 1 trillion odours

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

Scientists have determined that the human nose is far more capable than previously believed.


The widely held belief that we can only distinguish up to 10,000 different smells has been blown out of the water in a new report this week that suggests the real number may be closer to 1 trillion.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hmmm,1 trillion odours. One things for certain, I don't like to be in a room where everyone has had a bowl of chilli.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

U should just walk tru my neighbourhood and this numbers will change very fast, higher ofc by trillions. I am not sure what are some people cooking in their homes but even my dog runs away from some areas.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Id have to say the worst smell ive ever come in contact with was a rotting deer that was stored in a freezer I hauled off for this old man. instant gag reflex Ill never forget that.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:00 PM

And out of all of them, 1 million I'll never want to smell in my life again.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:43 PM

Thats ridiculous, why stop at a trillion?

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

Please list all odours used in this experiment, alphabeticaly please.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:36 AM

View Postmaximusnow, on 23 March 2014 - 05:24 PM, said:

Please list all odours used in this experiment, alphabeticaly please.


True but it's only suggested.

pseudoscience is useless

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:55 AM

My skin has an odor when my blood sugar gets a little high. I am not diabetic. It does, however, run in the family. I can smell something on my arms, after a night's sleep, that tells me I need to cut down on the carbs for a couple of days. I cut down on the carbs and take chromium and magnesium immediately upon smelling that odor.

The worst smell I have ever experienced has happened quite a few times. That smell is when people poop blood. When combined with liver failure, the smell is enough to make you faint.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

I don't think any human being will be able to smell a trillion different odors in a lifetime anyway. I doubt I reached the initial ten thousand to begin with.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

how many different odours can a dog smell

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

My smellier half  has produced some that were  off the scale !

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