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Can A Smell Knock You Out !! ?
« on: 18/09/2006 19:56:49 »
Dearest Naked Science Bods With faster Internet Connects Than Myself !!

I know there are instances when sounds of a specific frequency can make you pass out yes ?...is there an equivalent aroma using the olfactory senses ?...I don't mean anything poisonous but a smell that is so grotesque that you pass out ?......well..I am not saying that passing out is good for you but besides knocking you out, it won't do any other harm ?

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« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2006 22:09:02 »
Funny you should post that Neil.  Today, when I picked my son up from football practice, I actually thought his stench was going to kill me.  Then as I'm driving through town (the oyster capital of the USA) I got a whiff of rotting oyster shells.  That, combined with son's b.o. nearly made me pass out.  It took everything I had to stay conscious.

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« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2006 13:53:30 »
Chloroform :)

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« Reply #3 on: 19/09/2006 17:39:00 »
Yes Chloroform, Ether , Ethylene Oxide etc to knock- down and then Ammonia to  wake up ..... but all requires experts supervision
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« Reply #4 on: 13/04/2007 05:53:39 »
Many fumes, toxic and non-toxic can cause a seizure. How do they do this? Some can also arrest a seizure. Would this work the same way as fumes that induce seizures?

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« Reply #5 on: 01/01/2009 15:21:47 »
I think he meant a smell other that Chloroform or other things like it meant to cause it. What he discribed I believe is Senseory Overload, the sound thing. I think that a strong or bad enough smell could cause someone to pass out, I've heard of people passing out from skunk spray.

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« Reply #6 on: 02/01/2009 01:54:44 »
Rotten eggs, really really rotten ones xx( Now there's something nasty xx(

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« Reply #7 on: 15/01/2009 15:58:24 »
Need I say, a good Brussel Sprout curry, Guinness and some Planters Dry roasted peanuts should do the job.

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« Reply #8 on: 17/01/2009 17:46:40 »
Isn't there a plant that gives off a smell of rotting flesh to attract flies, that it later eats? I hear that the smell is so rank that it makes people puke. I think if you were dropped into an area full of these you would probably pass out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/3622786.stm
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« Reply #9 on: 13/12/2009 23:20:49 »
Rotten eggs, really really rotten ones xx( Now there's something nasty xx(
Ha,ha,ha,ha................let's add toe-jam to that list.

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« Reply #10 on: 14/12/2009 22:22:06 »
Butyl seleno-mercaptan, the essential ingredience of skunk smell is certainly a top contender to knock you out.

 

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