Does the left armpit smell like the right armpit? A research study explores that very question, and we explore that study, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
This week, Marc Abrahams discusses a published armpitty study, with dramatic readings from biologist Christina Agapakis, who has smelled more armpits, mostly for scientific reasons, than most people ever will.
For more info about what we discuss this week, go explore:
“Human Axillary Odor: Are There Side-Related Perceptual Differences?” Camille Ferdenzi, Benoist Schaal, and S. Craig Roberts, Chemical Senses, vol. 34, no. 7, 2009, pp. 565-571.
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
The Improbable Research podcast is all about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK — real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere —research that may be good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless. CBS distributes it, on the CBS Play.it web site, and on iTunes and Spotify).