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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Oct 28, 2022

Why do "bad smells" like smoke and rotting food appear to linger longer and are harder to neutralize than "good smells" like flowers or perfume? Why is the smell of garlic so hard to get rid of? Why does airplane food universally taste bad? How do our genetics affect our sense of smell and taste with herbs like cilantro / coriander?

... we explain like I'm five

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