8 Jan: Can You Smell Eggs?

In New York City on 8th January, 2007, an unexplained pervasive egg smell was reported.

Baffled authorities scrambled to try to work out whether it had been caused by a gas leak, a chemical spill, a terrorist attack or something else entirely.

In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly open (and close) their own investigation into the case; consider other major malodorous outbreaks in Manhattan, including the 2005 Maple Syrup Event; and reveal the best and worst smelling cities in the world…

Further Reading:

• ‘New York’s mystery odor harks to earlier smell’ (NBC News, 2007): https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna15587330

• ‘The Smelliest Cities on the Planet’ (GQ, 2012): https://www.gq.com/gallery/smelliest-cities-best-worst-smelling-city-gq

• ‘Why Does New York City Smell So Bad? – Cheddar Explains’ (Cheddar, 2020): 

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