Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Step Right Up! Sniff The Flowering Plant That Smells Like Rotting Flesh

CBS 2’s Ed Curran braces us for “Titan Arum,” also known as the Corpse Flower.


University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

U Of C Researchers Find Link Between Sense Of Smell, Odds Of Dying

University of Chicago researchers have found that the odds of death within five years go up when seniors lose their sense of smell, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Feral Cats

Crews Tear Down Stinky House Once Occupied By Cat Hoarder

The former home of a Vernon Hills cat hoarder has been torn down, after year of complaints that it stunk up the entire neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Biologists Seek To Fight Lampreys With Smell

Great Lakes biologists hope to make progress in the fight against the invasive sea lamprey by taking advantage of the eel-like fish’s keen sense of smell.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011