Tag Archives: Smell

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why People Are Seemingly Immune To Their Body Odor

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why People Are Seemingly Immune To Their Body Odor

How is that so many otherwise sensitive people expose others to their less-than-stellar body odor? I mean, surely they have to know that they, or their clothes, aren’t up to snuff, right? Right? Compared to most animals, humans don’t have an acutely developed sense of smell. The human olfactory nerve easily becomes fatigued in areas…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Do We “Smell” Snow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Do We “Smell” Snow?

Does snow have a scent? Your initial response might be “no”, since snow is only frozen water, which should be odorless. But, if you’ve ever predicted a big snowstorm based on a familiar tickle in your nose, then you understand the answer isn’t straightforward. So, what exactly happens when we “smell” snow? The answer has…Read More