Wednesday, June 28, 2017
What do you smell?
Little KNOWN FACTS:
1. According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
2. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.
3. When opossums are "playing 'possum," they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
I read that a dog’s sense of smell is 100 times more sensitive than a human. I don’t doubt it. But in the little known facts I learned that the banana is a highly favored scent.
I think mine is Pop Corn or maybe fresh baked bread. I do know they are very pleasant and excite my appetite. Our AT hiking and travels in the last few years introduced me to the baked goods of PA and NY delis. My mama baked biscuits, pies and cakes but NEVER baked breads, croissants or buns. Biscuits and corn bread smell good baking but nothing like the fresh baked breads of the delis.
Once at an AT Hut in the White Mountains Sherry had worked for a place to sleep ‘under the tables’. A standard practice of thru hikers who can’t or do not want to afford the $80 a night fee. The work was simply setting the tables or tearing down after a meal. The work did not include a meal. They did give us coffee. As we started to leave the cook brought us a small loaf of fresh bread to eat as we walked. Man was that good.
Anyway, that note about the scent of the banana got me to thinking of some of my favorite smells.
Sherry says: Fresh ground Coffee & Chanel #5. Oh yes, the Blooming Gardinia.
Evelyn said: While tent camping, the smell of cooking over charcoal. And in the morning the coffee perking over the camp fire.
Do you have a favorite?
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