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Smell works more like a sixth sense sometimes


    Humans can distinguish at least 10,000 different scents. Kareen Fulton, 4, and her sister Snow, 2, got a whiff of one of them in May when they visited the blooming corpse flower, aka Amorphophallus titanum, at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif.

To humans, the sense of smell has a direct link to emotions. Who among us has not, at one time or another, had a memory and its associated feelings come rushing at us when catching a whiff of a perfume, theater popcorn or one of thousands of smells that we associate with events from our past? Read more

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