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    AJC
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    why don't rocks smell?

    huh?

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    Because they don't have a nose?
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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    But, but, if breaking down rocks create soil and soil smells, WHAT HAPPENED!?
    OMGZ0RZ!!!1
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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    But, but, if breaking down rocks create soil and soil smells, WHAT HAPPENED!?
    The worms farted.

    Duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    But, but, if breaking down rocks create soil and soil smells, WHAT HAPPENED!?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    So, you are telling me worms are going around dirting up perfectly good dirt?
    Especially after too much Mexican dirt, yes.

    El *toot*!!

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    dip the rock in crap if you want it to smell
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJC
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Tons of rocks smell. Maybe youre nose is broken. You should probably have it taken in and looked at.
    Agreed.
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