Is There an Official "Worst Smell on Earth?" If So, What Is It?

Learn about the foul-smelling corpse flower, the durian fruit, and thioacetone, a chemical that smells so bad it once caused a city to be evacuated.

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Welcome to our biweekly podcast, “I Learned A Thing In The Bathroom,” where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in just a few minutes. In this edition, we’ll be finding out why some things smell bad to us in the first place, why you wouldn’t want to stick your nose in a Corpse Flower, and what scientists believe is the single worst smell in existence.