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Date Thu Jun-28-12 09:49 PM
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Thu Jun-28-12 09:50 PMby Wandering Author

>What's interesting about the skunk thing
>is that although I don't think skunk
>smells like coffee, I do actually like
>BOTH the smell of skunk (from a distance)
>and coffee. So, maybe there's something
>to that. . . they could easily have
>something in common.

I decided to look this up. And - to my shock - they do seem to have something in common. One of the many compounds which gives coffee its scent is 3-Methyl-2-buten-1-thiol - which is either identical or very similar to one of the three compounds that skunks blast off at you in a mixture when they're upset.

I should note, as far as my shock, that I was perfectly willing to believe this was what coffee smelled like to Zette. I just assumed it was a quirk of her perception, and never would have guessed at any commonality between eau-de-skunk and coffee, but it does seem to be there.

Look! A plot bunny!

Edited to add: this is actually why I've learned to pursue these things. You never know when a plot bunny is going to pop out of the underbrush...

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Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces [View all] , Gerri, Fri Jun-22-12 03:50 PM
  RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Erin_M_H, Jun 22nd 2012, #1
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, KatsInCommand, Jun 22nd 2012, #3
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, KatsInCommand, Jun 22nd 2012, #2
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, zette, Jun 23rd 2012, #4
RE: Typewriter sounds on computer, jschara, Jun 23rd 2012, #5
RE: Typewriter sounds on computer, zette, Jun 24th 2012, #10
      RE: Typewriter sounds on computer, jschara, Jun 24th 2012, #14
      RE: Typewriter sounds on computer, jschara, Jun 24th 2012, #15
           RE: Typewriter sounds on computer, RavenCorbie, Jun 25th 2012, #17
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jun 23rd 2012, #8
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, zette, Jun 24th 2012, #11
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jun 24th 2012, #16
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, gilroy, Jul 05th 2012, #29
           RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jul 05th 2012, #30
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, jschara, Jun 23rd 2012, #6
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Gerri, Jun 23rd 2012, #7
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, zette, Jun 24th 2012, #12
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Gerri, Jun 26th 2012, #19
           RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jun 26th 2012, #21
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, LordMotte, Jun 24th 2012, #9
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, zette, Jun 24th 2012, #13
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, LordMotte, Jun 25th 2012, #18
           RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, jschara, Jun 26th 2012, #20
           RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, LordMotte, Jun 26th 2012, #24
                RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, jschara, Jun 28th 2012, #25
           RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jun 26th 2012, #22
                RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, LordMotte, Jun 26th 2012, #23
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, LeeLee, Jun 28th 2012, #26
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, RavenCorbie, Jun 28th 2012, #27
RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Wandering Author, Jun 28th 2012 #28
      RE: Why Coffee Shops are Good Creative Spaces, Weird Jim, Jul 06th 2012, #31

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