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(Live Science)   Scientists bring us the answer to that burning, age old question: Why do rats sniff each other?   ( divider line
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805 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Mar 2013 at 4:33 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-10 12:13:34 AM  
Because they can?
2013-03-10 04:48:29 AM  
It's their version of a Klout score?
2013-03-10 08:19:14 AM  
Do human females emit pheromones, and if so do we, in essence, sniff them?
2013-03-10 09:39:45 AM  
To get to the other side?
2013-03-10 01:16:15 PM  
Stupid, like studying fruit flies and volcano monitoring, right, subby?
2013-03-10 02:39:16 PM  
So if one of my dogs barks, another may walk right up and sniff it's butt. Does that butt info present itself immediately, like a facial expression, or is it something that has to wend its way through intestines?

/c'mon science, I want to know.
2013-03-10 06:16:47 PM  
More to the question, why don't we?

Most mammals do sniff each other.
2013-03-10 06:25:37 PM  

rogue49: More to the question, why don't we?

Most mammals do sniff each other.

1. Facial expression

2. Language

3. We do 'smell' each other. You start talking to me, and I can probably smell your digestive system and your glandualrs.
2013-03-10 07:35:57 PM  
My question now is, why don't humans openly sniff each other?
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