Why is the smell of fish so persistant?

  • 0 Replies
  • 1586 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline techmind

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 934
  • Un-obfuscated
    • View Profile
    • techmind.org
Why is the smell of fish so persistant?
« on: 18/04/2011 23:35:59 »
If you've cooked fish at home then the smell can linger mildly for days. If they serve (especially deep fried) fish in the restaurant at work, and I wear a particularly fluffy cotton shirt the smell lingers in the shirt all afternoon until I can get home and wash the shirt.

What makes the smell of fish so persistant compared to other (cooked) foods?
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"