So when you enter a recently occupied bathroom, you really have to just put up with smelling the poop? Sucks to be you.
October 6, 2012 10:20 PM Subscribe
Can you turn your sense of smell on and off at will?
posted by Jess the Mess to health & fitness (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Because I can. So am I medical anomaly or can everyone do this?
When I'm somewhere that smells unpleasant, I can just shut off my sense of smell by not breathing through my nose - just blocking the airflow with whatever I've got up there that does that. But I've noticed other people around me can't seem to do the same. I've asked various people at one time or another if they can do this thing too and the answer is always no followed by some mild vaguely disbelieving wonder that I can - but maybe I'm just not explaining it well enough to them.
I hope this isn't the dumbest question ever. I've just always been curious.