Losing your sense of smell takes away more than scents and flavours – it can fundamentally change the way you relate to other people.
George Aldrich has been working with NASA for nearly 40 years doing one job: he smells things that are about to go to space. Seriously. Aldrich uses his nose to its full potential, sniffing everything around him to give NASA a report on what is allowed to go to space and what is not.
Harbor is an 8-year old Black and Tan Coonhound with big ears. His ears are so big, he now holds the Guinness World record for the Longest Ears on a Living Dog.
Oh, how we laughed at that Japanese vibrating-muzzle which promises to de-flare nostrils and give users the pert nose they always dreamed of. But back in ye olden German days, potato/saddle/duckbill/hook noses were being fixed by this scary contraption.
Sure, you could pay thousands of dollars for an expert rhinoplasty job that'll leave bruises under your eyes and tape over your schnozz. Or! You could embrace the power of the Beauty Lift High Nose, the silliest face vibrator in town.
How do you give a robot a sharper sense of smell? By using genetically modified frog cells, according to Shoji Takeuchi, a bioengineer at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
Are your allergies so severe that a Claritin has no effect? The Japanese have a solution, and it involves shoving round pieces of plastic up your nose to block out allergens. It may seem unorthodox, but as the lady at the clinic keeps telling me, prevention is much more effective than cures. We'll stick to pills,…
Instead of blowing their noses like us heathens in America, the Japanese apparently like to irrigate the nasal cavity first before expelling its mucus. The gadget fits up either nostril and shoots an irrigation solution, which is made up of one part water and a small bit of salt. We're not sure what the salt's…
This looks straight out of some exotic place—we're guessing Japan—where a straight nose is important enough to make a gadget for. We're not convinced that Cleopatra's was the ultimate in shnozzes, but if this is "indispensable for your beautiful nose, you wouldn't miss a chance", then we're in for five.