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UPDATING: Best and Worst Smells of Humboldt

Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 @ 10:39 a.m. / Humboldt


What KHUM is  doing: live-cataloging Humboldt's smells, from best to worst. 

What KHUM is looking for: Your suggestion for best/worst smells in Humboldt county. Specifically, current smells that are unique to our fair county. [I.e. Waffle cones smell great. But Arcata Scoop's cones have a sublime palette of odoriferous emanations that only a local could discern.]

Methodology: Most of these have been crowdsourced by KHUM listeners, with spectral ranking loosely moderated by frequency of suggestion. We'll adjust the list below periodically throughout the day.

Leave your best/worst smell in the comments. Extra credit for crisp descriptions. 

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BEST

WORST

Update: WHY IS BAY MUD SO ODORIFEROUS?

Friends of the Dunes' Suzie Fortner, mud advocate and tour guide, told KHUM exactly why. It'll all make sense in under two minutes.  

Fortner

[Rain photo: Kym Kemp, all others courtesy Lance Drill]