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Humans can smell up to 1 trillion odours


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#1    UM-Bot

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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.

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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.

Maximus

True but it's only suggested.

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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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