The Science of Why Skunks Smell!

11th August 2018

What do onions, garlic, and pre-Roman goddesses have to do with skunks? Well, everything! Also, advice on what to do if you ever cross paths with this smelly creature… Did somebody say, “SKUNK SECRETIONS?!”

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Video by Tom McNamara

“The Science of Why Skunks Smell”
—Narrated by Amy Schellenbaum

MEDIA
—Thomas Aldrich, “A chemical study of the secretion of the anal glands of mephitis mephitis”
—Jurassic Park, Universal Pictures
—Looney Tunes: “Scent-mental Over You,” Warner Brothers
—Monty Python and the Holy Grail, EMI Films
—Pond5

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