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Im sure this has been discussed before, but maybe not as a dedicated thread. Indian Hindus swear that they can smell people who eat meat. Does anybody here believe that they have this ability? Do the majority of the people on this message board believe that they have this ability? If you believe that you do, can you describe what your own subjective impression of the smell is? In other words, can you describe what meat eaters smell like? If you believe that you can perceive this odor, how long after you became vegan or vegetarian did you develop this ability?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Washoe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Indian Hindus swear that they can smell people who eat meat.</div>
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Really? Which ones? Actually, most of the ones I know are meat eaters themselves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">. And the ones that are veggies have never claimed to have this ability.<br><br><br><br>
I can't smell them, either.
 

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They smell like the morgue that they are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
No, I don't think I can smell them.
 

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Maybe, since 98% of the population are meat-eaters, the real question should be whether or not you can smell vegetarians? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
I mean, if 98% of the population had BO I'm sure it wouldn't be as noticeable on an individual basis. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I can usually tell a meat eater by the smell of their breath. And mosquitos apparantly can smell them too. I went hiking on the 4th and the two meat eaters in the group got bitten a lot. Myself and the other vegetarian didn't have a problem.<br><br><br><br>
I think that when a meat eater is sweating a lot, they smell more than veg*ns.
 

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Im sure this has been discussed before, but maybe not as a dedicated thread. Indian Hindus swear that they can smell people who eat meat. Does anybody here believe that they have this ability? Do the majority of the people on this message board believe that they have this ability? If you believe that you do, can you describe what your own subjective impression of the smell is? In other words, can you describe what meat eaters smell like? If you believe that you can perceive this odor, how long after you became vegan or vegetarian did you develop this ability?</div>
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Umm, I'm an Indian Hindu, and I can't smell meat eaters (smelling meat or seafood cooking though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> )<br><br><br><br>
Mosquitoes also share a special affection for me, and I've been veggie all my life, so at least in my case the mosquito magnetism isn't due to meat. It would be really great if it was!
 

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I can usually tell a meat eater by the smell of their breath. And mosquitos apparantly can smell them too. I went hiking on the 4th and the two meat eaters in the group got bitten a lot. Myself and the other vegetarian didn't have a problem.<br><br><br><br>
I think that when a meat eater is sweating a lot, they smell more than veg*ns.</div>
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Um.. mosquitos (and other biting insects) are attracted to certain people, this has nothing to do with diet as far as I know. I am a feast for mosquitos, as is my (omni) mom and boyfriend. My (omni) dad never gets bit, and my boyfriend's (ultra-super omni) stepfather never gets bit as well.
 

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I smell different than when I ate meat. I smell a lot sweeter.<br><br>
But I can't really smell if other people eat meat
 

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My boyfriend eats meat and I notice his rank breath, but it's always rank. Lolz!<br><br><br><br>
I can't smell meat-eaters. No.<br><br><br><br>
I assume because there are so many of them, it's just not something I notice.If there were only one within a 50-mile radius of me and I got near him one day ... maybe I would be able to smell them. Other than that, I have to say nope to that one.
 

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I get bitten my mosquitos (not here in lovely san diego of course) and I don't eat meat. They are attracted to CO2. Different people emanate different levels.
 

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I can usually tell a meat eater by the smell of their breath. And mosquitos apparantly can smell them too. I went hiking on the 4th and the two meat eaters in the group got bitten a lot. Myself and the other vegetarian didn't have a problem.<br><br><br><br>
I think that when a meat eater is sweating a lot, they smell more than veg*ns.</div>
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HmmmI think you might be on to something there. I havent had time to explain why Im trying to gather this information, but Ill try to make a longer post as soon as I get some time off.
 

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I get bitten my mosquitos (not here in lovely san diego of course) and I don't eat meat. They are attracted to CO2. Different people emanate different levels.</div>
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Yes, they are attracted to CO2, and I will get bitten when alone, but when I am with meat eaters, I get left alone. So, it might be that their CO2 is more attractive to mosquitos than mine.
 

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Lot's of variables, right?<br><br><br><br>
Olfactory sense of the individual and preferences of the individual at some moment in time, body chemistry of the food eater, the type of food, quantity, way it was prepared.. I could go on and on.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think anyone will disagree that foods can have an impact on how someone smells. Take an overconsumption of alcohol, as an example.<br><br><br><br>
Another real-life example - a business I frequent is run by ethnic Indians. I can smell them (mmm, spicey).<br><br><br><br>
So can you smell meat eaters.. Yeah, probably, under the right circumstances. I'm pretty sure I couldn't tell the difference in a line-up under "normal" circumstances.<br><br><br><br>
Interesting aside - prior to the 20th century, doctors often relied on the smell of their patients (or the smell of their patients "discharges") to diagnose conditions.
 

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