DENVER, Co -Scientists have developed a map of the smell emanating from different regions of the human body, according to my source, Dr. Sten Chisbad, of Boulder.
Some of the smells help keep us healthy by playing a key role in social functions, such as keeping others at a safe, non smelly distance.
The University of Colorado at Boulder team found unexpectedly wide variations in smell from person to person.
The researchers hope their work, published in Deodorant Weekly, will eventually aid big business, or so their corporate sponsors think.
They say that it might one day be possible to identify sites on the human body with ones eyes closed, by smell alone. Such abilities may have future uses, if Obama chooses to invest in this new exciting area.
The study was based on placing noses of blind people at 27 separate sites on the bodies of nine healthy volunteers. The blind people were sighted prior to the study and were blinded with aspartame, a legal practice in the United States.
Not only did the smells vary from person to person, they also varied considerably from one site on the body to another, and from test to test - but some patterns did emerge.
The results are soon to be published in the magazine section with full double page fold out photographs.