Find the Smell is the Hottest Game in Connecticut Right Now
Anyone who has a teenage boy living in their home has played "Find the Smell" before.
The game is simple, you look for the source of a foul smell. Many times the source is rotting food, other times it is dirty gym socks but no matter where the stench comes from, the game is tremendously frustrating.
The State of Connecticut is just coming off its own bout of "Find the Smell" but we have not found the cause. According to NBC CT, social media was inundated with posts about a mystery smell and residue in the state. Residents didn't necessarily say the odor was unpleasant but certainly abnormal. There were also reports of an odd residue on people's cars.
So, what was it? Many people were guessing the smell and residue may have come from chemicals from the train derailment in Ohio a few weeks ago. NBC CT's Chief Meteorologist said the residue is likely from the dust storm in the plains last week but experts do not have solid answers on the smell.
I think we should figure this out as a community. I've provided, what I believe to be some reasonable causes for you to choose from.
We were speculating about this on the Monday (2/20/23) edition of the I-95 Morning Show. My colleague Large Dave guessed the Naugatuck River was somehow to blame. You can hear some of that conversation below.
P.S. Back in 2021, Ranker did a list of the most offensive smell, this was their Top 10:
1. Decaying Animal
4. Human Feces
5. Dog Anal Gland Discharge
6. Dirty Diapers
7. Rotten Eggs
8. Cat Urine
9. Person Who Won't Shower
10. Dog Feces
Look, this list is phenomenal but there is at least one glaring problem, cat urine. Cat urine is a force and should be treated as such. I could go as high as #4 for cat urine.