also: did you know that the idea that humans have a poor sense of smell (compared to e.g. dogs and rodents) is a 19th century myth derived partly from religious politics of the Catholic Church in France
yes seriously

@whitequark Richard Feynman conducted some nice experiments confirming this!

(not that it needs a big name for that, but i liked that he even attempted it in a way 😄)

@whitequark @hollyamory Wow, what a fascinating article, thank you for tooting about it

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