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191- Worst Smell in the World

Subscribe: http://99percentinvisible.org/ Many material trifles, such as Silly Putty, started as attempts at serious inventions, but in rare cases, the process works in reverse: something developed as a gag gift can turn into something truly heroic. Invented by high school prankster Alan Whitman using a home chemistry set, the "worst smell in the world" began as a novelty, but eventually came to serve a higher purpose. #Podcasts #FullPodcastAvailable

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