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This Girl Can Smell Ants and It's Freaking Everyone Out

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I had no idea that not everyone could smell dead ants.

So this is a public service announcement to those that can't smell dead ants.

Dead Ants Smell Really Really Bad!

@peepeepoopooemily

UR TELLING ME THERES PEOPLE WHO CANT SMELL ANTS??? HUH????? ##fyp

♬ original sound - E-milly πŸ˜³πŸ’ΈπŸ’―πŸ”₯

I'm trying to wrack my brain to explain the scent but it is such a pungent strong odour, there's nothing that comes to mind to describe it.

After delving into my research lab (Google), I quickly discovered that being able to smell ants is a genetic quirk that only a minority are capable of doing.

Why would you curse me with these genes mum?

What evolutionary advantage do I have being able to whiff that awful stench?

@peepeepoopooemily

CAN SMELL ANTS CLUB UNITE 😑🐜 ##fyp

♬ original sound - E-milly πŸ˜³πŸ’ΈπŸ’―πŸ”₯

Googling a little more revealed that the smell is similar to that of ant poison and the pungent compound is that of Formic Acid.

It's a defensive mechanism that ants spray from their anal glands (butts).

So if an ant could pass gas, this would be it.

And now I am left thinking why am I cursed to be a small minority that can smell ant butts.

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