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the operator

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#1 8 years ago

Hello! And welcome to my latest stab at being remotely interesting in a vain attempt to win friends I'll never meet! This partially useful series of words is all about Science, and I will be attempting to dispel any myths surrounding the complex workings of Things and Thing-like Stuff. So, without further ado, let's see what little Jimmy has to say today:

"Mother, that fellow yonder is emitting a pungent odour that offends my nose-parts."

Ah, yes, Jimmy, I've noticed, but you shouldn't talk about it so loudly, as your words may bind to his offence receptors and you may get your face slapped off. Smelling, or olfaction, is an important part of everyday life, useful in events such as detecting burning, being smug about wine or knowing when to be especially proud of a particularly fruity fart. It takes place in the nose, which leads to dogs with no noses smelling terribly.

But how do smells get into your nose? This is a question that confused German scientists for years, until eventually a breakthrough was made and the question was translated into French, which one of the scientists was able to read. If this had not happened, then today's understanding would be very limited.

Through rigourous analysing and repeated testing, the scientists were able to confirm the presence of 'smellicopters', which originate in smelly objects and fly around in the vicinity in a rotary fashion. If a smellicopter should enter the nose, landing pads are provided and they can safely set down. The smellicopter then describes the smell it's carrying to the note-taker in the nearest cell, which selects the closest scent to the description from its scent database and applies it to the sniffstick. The sniffstick is directly connected to the brain via the Main Telecommunications Relay, and that is how smelling works!

Science is very complicated, and there are a lot of things involved in it, with literally tens of books written about sciency things. In order to find things out you could either read one of them or wait until I decide to explain something else, because that's all from that time when Museum Explained Science.

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#2 8 years ago

You forgot the part about the mouth and nose being connected by things other than the skin on your face!


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#3 8 years ago

Smellicopters go soi soi soi soi ewww


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#4 8 years ago
Raptor_101;5441588Smellicopters go soi soi soi soi ewww

i thought that was the Roflcopter