Happy Smelly Feet

| Singapore | Learning | August 29, 2016

Teacher: “Natural gas mostly consists of methane.”

Student: “Oh, oh! And it smells like penguin!”

Teacher: “Huh? Penguin?”

Student: “I read it somewhere. Yes, it has a penguin smell.”

Teacher: “You mean, pungent?”

Student: “Ah, yes… It has a pungent smell.”

Teacher: “Methane is actually odorless.”

Student: “…”

Teacher: “I am telling people about this.”

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  • Laren Dowling

    Most countries do add a pungent odor to their gas lines, however, to help people detect a gas leak quickly. So the student isn’t entirely wrong, just slightly misinformed.