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My life is now explained.

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And I learned about this stuff by watching ZOOM on PBS.
Oh god, yes.
post #32 of 34
Interesting, but this is not a new realization. When I was a kid I had this book that explained this effect and demonstrated it too. There was a circle piece on the page of the book that was drawn in like a pizza. When you pulled off this clear plastic cover and smelled it, it smelled funny but like pizza in a way. The answer on the same page said the smell was actually chocolate and explained that the brain was expecting pizza.
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mfw cheesey doodles don't taste like cheese, just salt.

I have olfactory hallucinations on a regular basis.
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That explains how some people react to the scent of a fart negatively before they actually find out it's really from a whoopee cushion. X3
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