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Ant Smells Like Blue Cheese for a Reason

June 15th, 2015

Episode 273 of 580 episodes

The "odorous house ant" smells like blue cheese or rotten coconut because it produces chemical compounds similar to those found in its nose-sakes. Cynthia Graber reports

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