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The 7 Smelliest Things on Earth

By Steven Romano Sep 26, 2013

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Wolverines

We’re not talking about the X-Men’s diminutive tough guy (though when was the last time he ever took a proper bath?)! Wolverines, like hoatzins, go by another handle in relation to the foul odor they emit: “skunk bears.” A small wonder as wolverines belong to the family Mustelidae with weasels, ferrets, and badgers—all generators of a fine, pungent musk! Notorious for breaking into cabins, any man of the outdoors will tell you that the odor a wolverine leaves behind is worse than the mess it makes.

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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

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