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Old 03-29-07, 12:05 PM   #1
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why don't rocks smell?

huh?
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Old 03-29-07, 12:06 PM   #2
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Because they don't have a nose?
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Old 03-29-07, 12:09 PM   #3
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I am thinking you have never picked up a volcanic rock... like a sulfer one.

The man reason most rocks don't smell is that your ability to smell is based on things abililty to throw off molocules - after a few billion years, are the losely connected molocules are gone.
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Old 03-29-07, 12:10 PM   #4
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Few natural volatiles being released, and few organic critters on their surface to create volatiles. Smells are just molecules or atoms aerosolizing and wafting around until they hit the receptor in your nose. Lichens and mosses can grow on and break down rock, creating soil, but don't smell too much either.
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Old 03-29-07, 12:13 PM   #5
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so let me get this straight....

people who live in glass houses shouldn't have rocks that are still throwing off molecules?
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But, but, if breaking down rocks create soil and soil smells, WHAT HAPPENED!?
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But, but, if breaking down rocks create soil and soil smells, WHAT HAPPENED!?
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The worms farted.

Duh!
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But in soil you have a lot of biological processes going on, which do smell.
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So, you are telling me worms are going around dirting up perfectly good dirt?
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So, you are telling me worms are going around dirting up perfectly good dirt?
Especially after too much Mexican dirt, yes.

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dip the rock in crap if you want it to smell
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Old 03-29-07, 06:45 PM   #13
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huh?
I thought they did .
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Tons of rocks smell. Maybe youre nose is broken. You should probably have it taken in and looked at.
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Tons of rocks smell. Maybe youre nose is broken. You should probably have it taken in and looked at.
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