World’s worst smell revealed

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Do you know what the world’s worst smell is?

Well, a team of scientists from the University of Oxford thinks they’ve worked out the best and worst smells in the world.

According to their study, the best smell is vanilla and the worst smell is sweaty feet.

The study also showed that people share favourite smells regardless of where they come from in the world.

The scientists investigated nine groups of people with very different lifestyles, in order to test whether a person’s smell choices were linked to their culture.

The study included 235 people. They were asked to rank smells on a scale of pleasant to unpleasant.

The top two ranked smells were vanilla and peaches. The least pleasant smells were cheese, soy milk, apple juice and foot sweat.

According to Dr. Arshamian, one of the scientists in the study, a possible reason why people like and dislike the same smells is that being able to sniff out bad odours was useful as humans evolved.

4 Responses

  1. Nah. I don’t think it is sweaty feet. It is soposed to be flying fish can. That stinks.🤢🤮

  2. I hate the smell of used batteries, I don’t know why but they smell like rusting metal which stinks to me 🤢
    But I do love the smell of vanilla so at least they got one right

  3. Ha Ha LOL
    (Love it queena)
    I think the worst smell is body odor-or a Fart lol
    Best smell hmmmm
    HPAST OR an old book

    We all have something different :/

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