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2003-03-15 09:54:48 AM  
Since when is failing to take a shower a syndrome?
2003-03-15 09:55:53 AM  
Smelly vagina joke in 4...3...2...1...
2003-03-15 09:56:20 AM  
heh. this should be amusing
2003-03-15 09:58:11 AM  
If it smells like fish, tasty dish. If it smells like cologne, leave it alone.
2003-03-15 09:59:53 AM  
The child's condition was triggered when fish was included in her diet from the age of nine months.

I feel sorry for the kid. I'd sue the parents for what will no doubt be years of emotional distress. I'm guessing they're the ones that gave her fish at 9 months.
2003-03-15 10:00:52 AM  
"Levels of trimethylamine in urine above 15 or 20 mg indicate a patient is suffering from trimethylaminuria."

wouldnt it matter how much urine was being measured?
2003-03-15 10:01:58 AM  

you would sue your parents for feeding you fish?
2003-03-15 10:02:41 AM  

Now that's dangerous thinking. Better stick to your work.
2003-03-15 10:04:01 AM  
"Some smoke a lot to disguise the smell."

Cover up a horrible smell with another horrible smell?

And does this effect males, too?

Perhaps they should bathe in lemon and butter?

Perhaps I should just STOP typing now...
2003-03-15 10:05:37 AM  
2003-03-15 10:07:13 AM  
It's a gift. It keeps the jerks away, and cool people won't care.

/Gordon Crisp (tried to find a picture from Freaks and Geeks, but couldn't)
2003-03-15 10:08:01 AM  

If it meant I was going to smell like fish for the rest of my life - Yes!
2003-03-15 10:08:15 AM  
Before vagina jokes appear I thought I'd mention that fishy odor of the female sex is a symptom of bacterial vaginosis which is an infection and has nothing to do with being unclean. Visit your local gyno for further info :)

As far as the article goes, I feel sorry for the little child. When she's older and looking for romance maybe she'll find a partner that has lost his/her sense of smell.
2003-03-15 10:08:20 AM  
"Assessment can be inaccurate and it can take a long time for patients to be diagnosed."

What's so hard about making a diagnosis? There's a fine line between smelling like a rotting fish and not smelling like a rotting fish.
2003-03-15 10:12:16 AM  
Guess I'll stick to the 'sweaty man' smell then...
2003-03-15 10:12:45 AM  

Here's the guy who played him, in a different role.
2003-03-15 10:13:12 AM  
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Doesn't seem to have affected this kid.
2003-03-15 10:13:17 AM  
I've had a McQuarter pounder smell and taste fishy and interestingly foul.

Since then, I've learned how to cook for myself.
2003-03-15 10:13:39 AM  
Is this anything like asparagus pee? Jeebus I hate the side affects of a good meal.
2003-03-15 10:14:22 AM  
2003-03-15 10:14:22 AM  
I remember seeing some show where a boy had this, he was in his early teens i think. Everyone would make fun of him.. I would too =)
2003-03-15 10:14:59 AM  
Apparantly I can't post images. Awesome.
2003-03-15 10:15:57 AM  
Ricardo Looks like Fark is ostracizing him, too.
2003-03-15 10:22:11 AM  
Is there no justice in this world?
2003-03-15 10:22:56 AM  
Seriously, I knew a guy that had this. It was so bad he got administratively transferred off his ship (story is from my Navy days) and sent to our base.

The first time I met him, I walked into a small office and he was there with a co-worker. The wall of funk hit me, and I said "goddamn, smells like butt-and-nut in here!" My co-worker gave me that SHUT THE fark UP look, and homeboy just sat there. A few minutes later, he pulled me aside and explained his condition.

Holy Christ I felt bad. One of the all time most embarassing and humiliating moments in my life.
2003-03-15 10:23:10 AM  
glad i don't eat fish, and don't suffer from any vaginal infections...

i know theres a joke somewhere in two smelly articles one right after another, but damn if i can think of it.
2003-03-15 10:24:01 AM  
If I smelled like fish people would leave me the hell alone, they'd get the hell out of my "space" (I hate space invaders) and I could go back to having a rich, fulfilling inner life again.

If only I smelled like fish!
2003-03-15 10:24:07 AM  
Trimethylaminuria is a metabolic illness where the liver cannot metabolise trimethylamine, a chemical produced by naturally occurring intestinal bacteria properly.

This is very disappointing from the BBC. It would read much better as "...the liver cannot properly metabolise..."

/style nazi
2003-03-15 10:26:24 AM  

I got one. 2 smelly articles are posted next to each other. one article says to the other "I have no punch line. I want to be funny but I cannot come up with anything to say."

get it?
2003-03-15 10:27:52 AM  

what do fish people smell like?

comma nazi?
2003-03-15 10:30:37 AM  

What kind of idiot put him on a ship to begin with?

Oh, military. I understand now.
2003-03-15 10:38:35 AM  
Ohh, we had this kid Olle in kindergarten, who was known to smell fish, and damn, what a smell that was, noone wanted to play with him because of that!
2003-03-15 10:39:07 AM  
"The syndrome often has very negative psychological effects on sufferers..."

No, really?

Joking aside, that must be pretty horrible to go through life like that. Poor kid.
2003-03-15 10:42:50 AM  
Vroomazoom, I'm so glad you did! :)
2003-03-15 10:43:17 AM  
I got an ex-girlfriend I need to mail this to. She could relate.
2003-03-15 10:44:36 AM  

im glad your glad.

what did I do?
2003-03-15 10:46:21 AM  
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2003-03-15 10:47:33 AM  
My house was starting to smell like rotten fish. But I finally replaced the garbage disposer today.
2003-03-15 10:48:43 AM  
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2003-03-15 11:12:33 AM  
I read the article, but I still want to get in on the pic-posting fest.
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2003-03-15 11:23:59 AM  
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go fishys
2003-03-15 11:24:53 AM  
There are three things that smell like fish.
One of them is fish.
The other two are growing... on... you...

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2003-03-15 11:25:50 AM  
Continuing the style-nazi discussion:

Although doctors say it could affect five out of every 10,000 people.

Do the BBC think that is a complete paragraph? It's not even a complete sentence.
2003-03-15 11:30:35 AM  
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2003-03-15 11:36:09 AM  
Ive been taking fish oil pills for the last few months now, and while my body doesnt smell of fish, my breath stinks for hours afterwards. Especially if I burp. ugh
2003-03-15 11:39:06 AM  
God i love Zappa.
2003-03-15 11:41:26 AM  

why do you take fish oil pills?
2003-03-15 11:41:40 AM  
She won't find a husband unless he's also a fish-man.
2003-03-15 11:47:25 AM  
anyone feel like going out for some sushi?
2003-03-15 11:53:02 AM  

your use of the word "also" offends me. it implies that she is a fish man. that is offensive. please use the more apropriate term "fish-woman" or "fish person", you do not want to offened the mutant freak.
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