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Just plain common scents

All those who have said I stink -- if I live long enough, you may turn out to have been right:

The distinctive "old person smell" you may have picked up on when visiting your grandparents most likely wasn't your imagination, a new study indicates.

When given whiffs from pieces of pads worn under the armpits of young, middle-aged and elderly people for five consecutive nights, study participants could reliably distinguish the body odor of the elderly, who were 75 and older, the researchers found.

Insert lame joke about Old Farts here.

Posted in: All about me, Science


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 4:55pm

If sometime in the future our country can get around to federal cutbacks on worthless grants, I hope that the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia is still funded.

How could we tell if other grants were stinky without their insight?

Leo, if some think that you stink, then by all means available, you should stink proudly.