Skip over navigation

Mindhut

The 7 Smelliest Things on Earth

By Steven Romano Sep 26, 2013

2 of 8

Skunk

It wouldn’t be a stink party without mentioning the most universally recognized sultan of stench: The skunk! Black, white, and giving everyone a fright, both man and beast have good reason to beat it when crossing paths with a skunk—the yellow, sulfur-infused liquid they spray can travel upwards of 15 feet! Surprisingly, skunks aren’t indiscriminate about letting the stink fly. The critters only carry five to six uses of the liquid, taking over a week to replenish. So, really, skunks spray when absolutely necessary.

Tags: science, slideshows, bugs, insects, stinky

Write your own comment!


Write your own comment!


About the Author
Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email contribute@sparknotes.com.