(Mike Matney Photography)

Trucker Abandons Trailer With 35K Pounds Of Raw Chicken After Failed Ransom Attempt

Warning: If the thought of rotting chicken is something that will put you off your lunch, stop reading now. Because law enforcement near Missoula, MT have quite a bit of a smelly headache to deal with, after a trucker abandoned a trailer packed with 35,000 pounds of raw chicken at a truck stop on Tuesday. [More]

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants To Ban Axe Body Spray From Ever Wafting Through Schools Again

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants To Ban Axe Body Spray From Ever Wafting Through Schools Again

After a Pennsylvania high school student suffered such a severe reaction to the smell of Axe Body Spray — that teen cologne that we imagine smells like a cross between Justin Bieber’s morning breath and that time a raccoon got caught in the copier — he was hospitalized, a state lawmaker is trying to ban the stuff from tickling the nostrils of students who are allergic. [More]

(Michael Kalus)

Hot Food Lovers Rejoice! Sriracha Factory Avoids Shutdown For Now

Days after a lawsuit by a California city put the future of the much-loved but hard-to-pronounce Sriracha chili sauce in jeopardy, the judge in the case has denied the plaintiff’s request to shut the plant down until it deals with odor issues. [More]

(KHOU-TV)

Texas Walmart Evacuated After Shoppers Release Mysterious Spray Into Air

Imagine you’re enjoying a peaceful Sunday night of shopping at Walmart when suddenly a pair of doofuses (doofi?) choose to unleash some sort of spray that causes folks in the store to start choking and wheezing. Next thing you know, you’re being rushed out of the building with more than 100 other customers. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

At Least One Hostess Plant Reopened, Prepping To Re-Snackify Store Shelves

It’s been many months since Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes, Ding Dongs and numerous other sugary sweet snacks vanished from stores following the shutdown of parent company Hostess Brands. Now comes a whiff of really good news for snack fans, as at least one of the shuttered plants is prepping to go back into production. [More]

(Bill Binns)

School Asks Teens To Lay Off The Axe Body Spray After Student Suffers Severe Allergic Reaction

Anyone who’s ever smelled Axe Body Spray or any Axe products probably has their own opinion on the scent of the stuff, so we shall refrain from voicing ours, but for one teenager in Pennsylvania, it wasn’t just that he didn’t like the smell. He had such a bad physical reaction to the scent that he had to go to the hospital, prompting his high school to ask other students to refrain from dousing themselves in it. [More]

Boston Airport Workers Hospitalized After Bag Emits Strange Odor

Boston Airport Workers Hospitalized After Bag Emits Strange Odor

Just a reminder, folks¬†– don’t pack potentially hazardous materials in your bags when catching a flight. Four workers at Logan International Airport in Boston were sent the hospital when a bag reportedly started emitting a strange odor. [More]

Kellogg's Recalls 28 Million Boxes Of Cereal Over Stinky Box Liners

Kellogg's Recalls 28 Million Boxes Of Cereal Over Stinky Box Liners

A few weeks after getting slapped on the wrist by the FTC for the second time in a year, the Kellogg Company’s cereal division has another embarrassment on its hands — a recall of 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks due to “an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.” [More]

Pith & Vinegar: Special Questions Edition

Pith & Vinegar: Special Questions Edition

• Are asking questions a copout from doing hardcore blogging? [The Consumerist]

Why Is This Garnier Shampoo So Stinky?

Why Is This Garnier Shampoo So Stinky?

What is this fell odor wafting out our Garnier shampoo bottle? Garnier products are great, especially the gel (oh my gawd, yes!), so we were surprised to open it this morning, having previously used it with no smelly problem at all–and gag.