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Offline stana

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Howcome something like..sulpher doesnt affect me..yet the stench of rotting flesh turns my stomach?


 

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Why does the smell of rotting flesh knock me sick?
« Reply #1 on: 12/12/2007 21:48:00 »
I think it is possibly a survival mechanism that has evolved over time. As Hominids lost their ability to digest rotten meat - most omnivores have trouble eating meat highly infested with bacteria, we have neither the stomach acids nor the immune system to tolerate it - this physical reaction evolved because someone threw up, survived and their descendants became more and more sensitive to the rotten meat, including the smell.

it just a stab in the darl but makes sense to me!
 
 

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Why does the smell of rotting flesh knock me sick?
« Reply #2 on: 13/12/2007 15:03:05 »
".yet the stench of rotting flesh turns my stomach?"

You must go on some strange school trips.
 

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Why does the smell of rotting flesh knock me sick?
« Reply #3 on: 13/12/2007 17:19:02 »
You have no idea.
 

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Why does the smell of rotting flesh knock me sick?
« Reply #4 on: 13/12/2007 22:51:41 »
".yet the stench of rotting flesh turns my stomach?"

You must go on some strange school trips.

Who said anything about school trips?
 

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Why does the smell of rotting flesh knock me sick?
« Reply #5 on: 14/12/2007 15:16:00 »
"Who said anything about school trips?"

I was trying to think of where you may be exposed to rotting flesh.
 

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