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Stephen Mack
"I fart in your general direction" - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
"I fart in your general direction"
Foul-Smelling Cloud Drifts Over France, Alarming Residents, NYTimes. "PARIS — It wafted over northern France late in the night and reached southern England by morning on Tuesday, a noisome cloud that roused inhabitants from their sleep with its nauseating stench. There were thousands of frantic calls to emergency services, from Normandy to Paris, with residents describing the smell of household gas or rotten eggs, but the authorities moved quickly to calm fears. The cloud, officials said, was one of a group of substances called mercaptans, foul-smelling but largely harmless chemicals — at low doses, at any rate. It had escaped from a chemical plant near the northern city of Rouen." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
[...] "Often described as smelling of rotten cabbage, mercaptans are used as a marker for household gas, which is odorless, so that leaks do not go undetected. They are present in feces and some cheeses, and can cause headaches and nausea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those symptoms were described by a number of people in France on Tuesday." - Stephen Mack
So the plant that makes foul-smelling stuff added to natural gas so you know about leaks had a leak? - Stephen Mack
Now how will they know?! - Morgan Fugel