Common wisdom holds that smell is the least important sense for our species. But that conclusion may be flawed because we've ignored non-Western cultures. New research on a small tribe in southern Thailand challenges that assumption.
It turns out that the nose is not the only organ capable of sensing and distinguishing odors. But rather than perceiving them as the sense of smell, our lungs react to the presence of noxious chemicals by triggering an automatic response: a cough.
We’ve got categories to describe our perceptions of taste, colors, and sounds. But things aren’t as clear-cut when it comes to our sense of smell. Looking to overcome this surprising limitation, a team of researchers have proposed a list of 10 basic smells.
Sometimes your stuff gets smelly. Whether it's because you're smelly or just a victim of some wayward stench, it sucks, and it's a problem worth fixing. You, dear Giz readers, responded to my desperate call for solutions, and here a few of the stand outs y'all came up with.
I went camping last weekend, but now that I'm back in the Great Indoors, the occasional whiff of campfire smoke is getting a bit less fun. Sooner or later, clothes will be washed and time will fix the rest of the problem spots (I'm looking at you, pillow), but until then I need a short-term solution; what's the best…
Farmers know it; country-dwellers know it; heck I bet even pigs know they smell. It's taken Toyota of all companies to do something about it, with 9.5kg bags of odor-destroying "ButaRescue."
Buy a bottle of this and your whole house can smell like my chair on these hot August days! Liquid Ass has genuine Butt Crack Flava and is apparently sure to clear out a girl's locker room (??). Not sure the preoccupation with clearing young ladies out of enclosed spaces, but both StrangeNewProducts and the…