Re: Identity by smell (was Re:silly walks department)

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 17:58:44 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> From: "John Calvin" <>
> >
> > I do have a couple of friends that I am sure I could recognize by smell.
> I can identify all of my female companions by smell; every girl smells
> slightly different. It is like any other identity marker. In fact, I
> think that most people could accurately identify individuals they are
> intimately familiar with using any one of their five senses. I would
> expect that the same applies to males, but I've never been in a position
> to know :^)

This reminds me of the time I saw a bunch of college freshmen,
fraternity pledges, blindfolded and standing in line outside a
topless-bottomless joint. Turns out it was a hazing prank... fratrat
leads the pledge in, sits him down, asks him, "Can you tell where you
are?" "I dunno, but the smell is familiar..."

Sure beats alcohol poisoning!

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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