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From the BBC:

Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell
By James Gallagher
Health and science correspondent
7 November 2019

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell.

The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs.

Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being unable to smell).

Curiously, the phenomenon mostly affects left-handed women, and has never been detected in men.

Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted:

Left-handed women who lack olfactory bulbs but who can still smell anyway are the #BackboneOfOurDemocracy

 
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  1. Lugash says:

    Must. Not. Make. Joke.

  2. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:

    Guys who have been with left-handed women will tell you that they play the best rusty trombones. Lacking olfactory bulbs might have something to do with it.

    • LOL: Tusk
  3. Lefties are logic challenged. Their minds make up the lack in various ways, awareness is paramount.

  4. Anon[804] • Disclaimer says:

    Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted:

    Gap-toothed women are the #BackboneOfOurDemocracy
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095199/

  5. Hail says: • Website

    Elizabeth Warren [really] wrote:

    Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor!

    Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy and I don’t take this endorsement lightly.

    What the –?

    #BackboneOfOurDemocracy

    Where does that leave Whites? What’s the opposite of a backbone?

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @bomag
  6. Anon[252] • Disclaimer says:

    Also, the “discovery was made” by some Israeli institute. If we are going to pick legends similar to that one with the fMRI done on a salmon, I say go with the Jews. Their legends are bestest,

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  7. Brown-eyed women and red grenadine are the #BackboneOfOurDemocracy

    Gone are the days when the ox fall down,
    Take up the yoke and plow the fields around.
    Gone are the days when the ladies said’ “Please,
    Gentle Jack Jones won’t you come to me.”
    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine,
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pouring down,
    And it looks like the old man’s getting on.
    1929 when he stepped to the bar, drank to the dregs of the whiskey jar.
    1930 when the wall caved in, he made his way selling red-eyed gin.
    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine,
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pouring down,
    And it looks like the old man’s getting on.
    Delilah Jones was the mother of twins,
    Two times over and the rest were sins.
    Raised eight boys, only I turned bad,
    Didn’t get the lickin’s that the other ones had.
    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine,
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pouring down,
    And it looks like the old man’s getting on.
    Tumble down shack in Big Foot county.
    Snowed so hard that the roof caved in.
    Delilah Jones went to meet her God,
    And the old man never was the same again.
    Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.
    Cost two dollars and it burned like hell.
    I cut hickory just to fire the still,
    Drink down a bottle and be ready to kill.
    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine,
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pouring down,
    And it looks like the old man’s getting on.
    Gone are the days when the ox fall down,
    Take up the yoke and plow the fields around.
    Gone are the days when the ladies said’ “Please,
    Gentle Jack Jones won’t you come to me.”
    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine,
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pourin’ down.

    That’s Robert Hunter’s lyrics.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  8. @Achmed E. Newman

    How could the Grateful Dead not have used teleprompters. That is one shitload of words to memorize.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  9. Left hand women are the future.

    When hey use all their Brian power.

    White men Bettee watch out becahse the smarter rhey are the more tbey will choose men of colour.

  10. Something is just very weird about all this.

    Is there really not anyone to pull Elizabeth Warren aside and explain to her that if she would just drop all the flaming progressive crap, she stands a very real chance of becoming the first woman president of the US? The way she’s going, we’re looking at 4 more years of Trump and he won’t even have to campaign.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @e
  11. Anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    I seem to remember from school that smell is more than the olfactory bulbs. There are other ways to smell, so there are a few levels between “completely normal” and “lost sense of smell.”

  12. Lot says:
    @Hail

    Hey bro, might be time to change your passwords. Zionists (who else?) hacked the Iron March message board and dumped the info into torrents.

    The hacked emails are kinda funny, from 1488europeslasthope to [email protected]

    https://pastebin.com/kMUc0ZxY

    Lots of neonazis still using hotmail it seems.

    My knowledge of this topic isn’t great, but the username spreadsheet has hash5 encrypted passwords which are easily broken with simple free software, though it is probably too complicated for your average antifa loser.

    Since people tend to use the same passwords for everything….

    This really shows the futility of the far right trying to organize online: 1. people with the skills to set up secure websites have better things to do, leading to events like this; 2. the people attracted to this stuff like ZyklonBabe will leave all their personal info in both insecure sites and probably many different honeypots.

  13. @Anonymous

    “The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs.

    Curiously, the phenomenon mostly affects left-handed women, and has never been detected in men. ”

    Left handed women without olfactory apparatus can have a sense of smell.

    Nowhere near “all left handed women lack a sense of smell”.

  14. Sean says:

    A gene related to smell was near one of a number correlated for male homosexuality found in the recent big study.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  15. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/04/26/mind-bending-parasite-permanently-quells-cat-fear-in-mice/

    A mouse sniffs the air, catches the whiff of cat urine, and runs towards the source of the smell… and straight into the jaws of a cat. This bizarre suicidal streak is the work of a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which has commandeered the mouse’s brain and turned it into a Trojan rodent—a vehicle for sneaking T.gondii into a cat.

    Pheromones and body odor are involved in sexual attraction. That gene related to smell may make their male carriers more vulnerable to a pathogen that makes them less repulsed by the body odor and pheromones of other men.

  16. @Hail

    Where does that leave Whites? What’s the opposite of a backbone?

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Steve in Greensboro
  17. Hail says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Anthropod-Americans and Mollusk-Americans for Trump 2020

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  18. Bill P says:

    I would speculate that these women are: a) more likely to be lesbian; and, b) less likely to have a physiological response to male pheromones.

    Just a hunch, but I’d be interested in seeing the results if someone tested it.

  19. Left-handed women who lack olfactory bulbs but who can still smell anyway are the #BackboneOfOurDemocracy

  20. @obwandiyag

    When the core* of the band (Jerry – vocals and lead guitar, Bob – vocals and rhythm guitar, and Phil – Bass guitar) played > 2,000 shows without missing a one, they were gonna get the lyrics down, for the hundreds of songs they played. Even so, Jerry would miss it occasionally, and the guys would just catch that verse on the next time around.

    A better song from that live album, with some great Jerry Garcia guitar playing, is Jack Straw from Wichita (not British Home Secretary Jack Straw). Enjoy another one from this All-American band:

    .

    * Not to take anything away from the two drummers, Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, nor the various keyboard players, nor Donna Godchaux, who came into the band as a package deal for a few years with her husband Kieth who played keyboards.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  21. I bet Senator Elizabeth Warren’s pahh-paw was a left-handed transvestite with high cheek bones.

  22. El Dato says:

    Free Will and Blank Slate are looking even less appealing.

  23. @Reg Cæsar

    That’s Mitt over there on the right, isn’t it?

  24. bomag says:
    @Hail

    I’m committed to fighting alongside you for the big, structural change our country needs

    Never in history have cis — trans — binary — etc. Black women ever had more wealth, political power, or representation in media and arts. I don’t think they really want a structural change; they want more of the same.

  25. bomag says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Agree here.

    They seem stuck on the Hillary strategy: win the Democrat primary; use only Democrats to carry you into office.

    I suppose it has some attraction in that it helps cement the grand plan of one-party rule.

  26. El Dato says:

    Talking of tennis:

    Violent chimpouts have arrived!

    Praise be.

    No love lost: Female tennis players BRAWL on the court over harsh post-match handshake

    A commenter says:

    [The referee] gets out of the chair after Parks starts her tirade. You hear her say “You fucking…” and then he goes “hey hey hey, no no” and steps down to diffuse the situation. Then tries to stop Parks’ assault.

    The falling fence jumper on the left wasn’t even looking at the handshake. Yet he’s screaming for a default. Trash.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  27. @Hail

    Anthropod-Americans and Mollusk-Americans for Trump 2020

    Arthropod.

    “Anthropod” would mean this:

    Right, Whiskey?

    • Replies: @Hail
  28. Jimbo says:

    OT: here’s an article from Bloomberg about the California houseing crisis and it’s causes. Per usual, ctrl-f “imma” returns nothing:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-california-housing-crisis/

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  29. jamie b. says:

    I’m a right-handed male with virtually no sense of smell.

    • Replies: @anon
  30. We White, core Americans are now a hole in the middle of a donut, like the Hopi.

    As Steve has pointed out, time-and-again: The effort to make us insignificant and powerless in our own homeland is what makes the donut. The Coalition of the Fringes is the donut, and we are the hole. Every year of unchecked immigration makes the donut bigger in relation to the hole.

    We live here!

    Obviously the donut has colorful LGBTQWERTYIOP sprinkles.

  31. El Dato says:

    OT:

    “Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November”

    For me, “the poppy” is mainly a reminder than you can shovel people wholescale into Moloch’s maw for the lofty goal of 1914 continental stability as well as money-making opportunities of greek armament shifters and afterwards have everyone pretend that they are sad about the bullshit, but, be that as it may…

    One would have hoped that the gaybow-flag oppressional complex would leave remembrance usages along.

    One would have been wrong!

    The rainbow poppy? No, thanks. I’ll wear the red one to remember EVERYONE who gave their lives

    The vanguard of LGBT activism has moved beyond gaining legal equality and is now demanding not only acceptance, but approval. We can look at activism (in all groups) in two forms: pragmatic and ideological. Pragmatic activists see specific issues which they can identify, describe and for which they offer solutions. … Ideological activists address issues that are vague and always changing. They demand political and cultural representation, sometimes as quotas; they want to control language. While we are right to consider issues advanced by pragmatic activists on a case-by-case basis, we should reject demands of political activists because these demands will never end, and every concession will give rise to new demands. These activists punish organisations and individuals who resist, using intimidation, emotional blackmail and harassment to achieve provisional short-term advantages.

    While the disagreements over the “gay poppy” seem minor, they demonstrate a deep and growing uneasiness in the population about the replacement of pragmatic activists (who worked to overcome definable legal impediments) by ideological activists, who demand ever greater influence.

  32. Is Chrissy Teigen left-handed? She’s “tone-deaf”, and in danger of cancellation:

    Chrissy Teigen Apologizes for Her ‘Tone Deaf’ Joke About Her Mom

    ได้รับชีวิต! *

    * Skaff deg et liv!

  33. Muhlaysia Booker, the 23-year-old black trans woman who was murdered in May in Dallas

    By a “cishet” black, of course. For a fee.

    https://www.essence.com/news/man-arrested-in-connection-with-brutal-beating-of-trans-woman/

    “On April 12, 2019 Muhlaysia Booker took her cousin to see a fight in Royal Crest Apartments.”

    WTF²? They sell tickets to brawls now?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhlaysia_Booker#Attack

    Muhlaysia”? Is one of our commenters moonlighting as a renaming consultant?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  34. @Anonymous

    Soul people know about these things:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. Meanwhile, you know how reality sometimes throws up stereotypes so extreme that it must surely be a spoof?

    Hang on, this extension of the Brexit deadline until 31 January 2020 will better not ruin my ski season. December and January are for winter sports not campaigning. Not to mention that WEF is in January as well. I am not amused.— Beatrice Bass (@BeatriceLibDem) 20 October 2019

    (Background: The Liberal Democrats are for people who want to feel all virtuous without themselves without going to the trouble of suffering Socialist wealth-redistribution. In this election cycle, the main message is a unilateral cancellation of Brexit by ignoring the result of the referendum. Classic Globalist vs Nationalist. Embodied in this case by a lady who was born in, and AFAICT still lives in, Davos)

  36. Anon 2 says:

    OT Stanislaw Kowalski of Poland is now the oldest runner in the world.
    He is 109 years old (born in 1910). A new age division for World Masters
    Athletics, the M105 division, had to be created of which at the time he was the only
    member. He credits his longevity to never going to the doctor!

  37. anon[326] • Disclaimer says:
    @jamie b.

    How good is your game of tennis?

  38. @El Dato

    Very nice. Vibrancy in tennis.

  39. J.Ross says:

    What was the sample size (I mean, how many bulbless lefties can there be in the first place, let alone accessible to these scientists)?

  40. @Anonymous

    The slide on a “rusty” trombone does not function well I’ve been told.

  41. J.Ross says:
    @Jimbo

    Very disturbing story on NPR just now about how Californians made homeless by the completely unforeseeable wildfires will not move away because Paradise, etc, are the last affordable living spaces in the state. Whenever I hear about California wildfires or prairie region tornadoes I agonize over why we do not tailor houses to their region. Why aren’t Oklahoma houses underground? Why aren’t California houses cinder block bunkers surrounded by moats? Quebec dealt with Canadian winter by having heated underground tunnels in the centers of their major cities, which connected businesses and are something like an underground shopping mall. The Japanese take forever to put up a building because they drive deep piles in preparation for earthquakes, and it works.
    The woman in the NPR story jumped near-instantly from describing her father burning to death in the fire-conveying dry sage to how much she enjoys the smell of sage as a reason to stay in place. It’s like if there was an annual death toll in the Iceland of an alternate Earth because the residents love the springs, glaciers, demons, and whales, but they’ll be damned if they have to put on a jacket.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Anonymous
  42. anon[136] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Very disturbing story on NPR just now about how Californians made homeless

    At a totally wild guess, the word “immigra..” does not occur in this, uh, thing.
    Amirite?

    As a PS, that’s not just a California thing. Pompeii was occupied by Romans until the last minute, that’s why it is still occupied in a sense by Romans. There are plenty of Italians still living at the foot of Vesuvius, probably can’t imagine living anywhere else. Just like the Romans. Human nature is funny.

  43. Anonymous[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    They didn’t miss shows but they whiffed quite a few. Rush Limbaugh stole his line that to understand his show you had to listen to it many times from Deadheads, who said that after non-Deadheads would watch a show and consider it lame. Even their most devoted fans would admit that of five gigs, one would suck, two would be okay, another two really good and, they would allege, a fifth transcendent and why they bothered in the first place.

  44. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    I think houses in California are tailored to earthquakes. That’s why a lot of them are single story and don’t have basements. You don’t want stuff crashing on top of you during an earthquake.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Faraday's Bobcat
  45. @Anonymous

    I met a guy in 2003 who told me he’d seen the Dead 123 times. I like ZZ Top, but c’mon!

  46. Anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:
    @jack daniels

    So do country folk:

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  47. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:

    Pompeii was occupied by Romans until the last minute

    Yes, but what sort of Romans?

    Increasingly violent Vesuvius activity gradually ramped up for months/years before the big blast. The actual people still on the ground in Pompeii for the mega eruption were a self-selected population of a**holes with dubious personality traits. The risk-taking “bad decisions” crowd.

    The responsible and prudent future-oriented types had vacated before the disaster. There was ample warning to get the hell out. Right before the end there would have been many opportunistic squatters parasites drunks drifters party animals living in abandoned properties. Maybe a few left handed bitches who couldn’t smell the danger in the air.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @anon
  48. @Anonymous

    Hmmm, I never saw a bad show, but then my sample is fairly small. I didn’t follow them around the country.

  49. e says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Bloomberg’s decision to run and to put all his marbles in Super Tuesday while skipping places like Iowa and NH SHOULD make her wake up, but….she’s become a total loon.

  50. anon[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes, but what sort of Romans?

    These?

  51. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-legislation-nazarian-20180313-story.html

    California’s seismic construction requirements are designed to protect the lives of those inside. But even with the most modern codes, building to the state’s minimum requirements would leave even new buildings severely damaged in a major earthquake — to the point of being a complete loss.

    Earthquake experts have become increasingly concerned about this, noting that a massive temblor would leave many without homes and offices for months if not years.

    When a magnitude 6.3 earthquake directly hit Christchurch, New Zealand’s third largest city, in 2011, 70% of the buildings in the central business district were damaged, but all were completely closed because it was too dangerous to be anywhere downtown.

    ….

    “Although making residential buildings more earthquake resilient is a noble endeavor, it has to be balanced with addressing the challenge of making new housing and apartments as affordable as possible,” Dan Dunmoyer, president of the California Building Industry Assn., said by email. “We are in active discussions with the author in hopes of finding that needed balance.”

    The board of the Structural Engineers Assn. of California unanimously voted in January to favor stronger minimum building standards.

    “Historically, we have had ‘life safety’ as the code minimum [in which] people would be able to exit and people shouldn’t die in new buildings,” said Janah Risha, president of the association. “But if we look at economic survivability, it is not enough. … What happens to our whole regional economy when residential buildings cannot be reoccupied, when people cannot go into offices for an extended period of time?”

  52. @Anonymous

    I thought they lacked basements because the ground never freezes, so you don’t need a foundation beneath the frost line.

  53. anon[380] • Disclaimer says:

    How does Martina Navratilova smell after a long day playing tennis?

    That would have been a better headline.

  54. Paul McCartney’s new children’s book is illustrated by a left-handed woman– if you believe her self-portrait on the jacket. Her “about” page reveals something different.

    Very strange. Is transhandedness now a thing? Is she the Pat Venditte of illustrators?

    https://www.kathryndurst.com/about

    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/311/311688/hey-grandude-/9780241375655.html


  55. Hail says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Anthropod [noun] 1. (science fiction) bipedal humanoid; 2. Common misspelling of arthropod.

    Anthropoid [noun] 1. having characteristics of a human, usually in terms of shape or appearance; 2. having characteristics of an ape

    “Anthropoid-Americans for Trump 2020″ would be a good troll or social experiment.

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