- The sense of smell is the
firstsecond to develop (contrary to geobeats) along with taste. While still inside the mother’s womb, a baby can already feel by touch around 8 weeks of gestation. By 14 weeks, taste and smell begin to develop. Notice how they are drawn to the scent of their mother and her breast milk during birth. (1)
- If this is the first to develop, it is also the first to deteriorate. Researchers believe that a diminished smelling ability may mean imminent death.
- Cockroaches clean their antennas every time in order to stay sharp at sniffing.
- “Our noses can pinpoint smell in outer space” – which smell like gun powder.
- Women are said to smell better than men.
- “Dreams can be aromatic.” It is said that our olfactory bulbs are highly developed during sleep.
- Babies and toddlers are more smell-adventurous.
- An elephant’s truck is 5 times more powerful than dogs, rats and humans.
- Humans can sense a trillion different scents.
- “The smell of new born babies is like a drug.” It “triggers the same reward centers as drugs.”
- Pediatrix Medical Group. (2011). How babies’ senses develop. Retrieved from https://www.pediatrix.com/workfiles/medicalaffairs/b2_how%20babies%20senses%20develop.pdf.
- geobeats. (2015, May 4). 10 things you may not know about smell [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZCHl5MgaY.