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The world's 12 most smelly animals and plants: humans are also on the list

12 of the world's smelliest plants and animals

1. Skunks can cause temporary blindness

If you get too close, the skunk will spray a toxic mixture of mercaptan sulfate and make you cry.

The skunk's spray not only stinks, but also suffocate the enemy and cause temporary blindness, which causes skunk to escape. The skunk's spray is produced by anal glands at the bottom of its tail and is injected through nipples connected with glands.

2. Green woody Daisheng bird

Skunks are not the only animals that use odors to get rid of predators. A tropical bird native to Africa, the green woody Daisy also points its tail at its enemies and releases a foul smell. The odor mainly contains dimethyl sulfide, which is the source of rotten eggs. In the event of an attack, the young green woody daison can even spray liquid feces.

3. Young bird of Epimedium glabra

Guanbihuo is a gray and white seabird closely related to albatross, which can also be disgusting. They eat everything from fish to trash, which is the raw material for their ammunition. The smell will come out of the nose and the stomach will be aware of the danger. Some birds, such as northern Spoonbill and downy duck, will spray their droppings on their nests and eggs when they are aware of the danger.

4. Grenadier beetle

Some smaller organisms have also evolved odor protection mechanisms. When a millipede feels threatened, it rolls into a spiral and releases a disgusting liquid to prevent it from being eaten. The liquid released by the millipede is not only smelly, but also highly toxic. Similarly, threatened beetle beetles spray 100 degrees Celsius high temperature chemical spray from the abdomen. Spray can not only kill insects, but also harm human beings.

5. Cannibals in full bloom

Odors are not always used for self-defense, and some plants can mimic the smell of carrion and feces to attract insects to spread seeds. Daphne is a kind of cannibal that lives in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia. Most of the time it's hard to find because it doesn't have visible stems, leaves or roots. However, the blooming flowers and plants are the largest flowers in the world. Its huge flowers can emit a strong carrion smell to attract the carrion flies.

6. Blooming Titan konjac

Sumatra Titan konjac is a giant plant. It rarely blooms, but after it blooms Titan konjac releases a strong putrid odor. Sweat bees, flies and carrion beetles, which feed on animal debris, can't resist the smell. They fly here and stick to Titan konjac pollen.

7. Brown throated sloth and algae

The ability of some animals to smell is honed, while others are accidental. The sloth's hair is usually dirty brown in the dry season, but it is green during the long rainy season. This is because during the rainy season, green algae often grow on its fur. In addition, the fur on the back of the elbow and knee of the sloth lives on the scarab, and the beetle larvae feed on its excrement. In addition, there are mites on sloths.

8. Musk pheasant

Musk pheasants are sometimes called 'stinky birds' because their bodies smell of manure. The musk pheasant, which lives in the Amazon rainforest, is the only bird in the world that eats almost nothing but leaves. That's why it has a unique smell, because the gut bacteria of the musk pheasant need to decompose plant-based substances, which release unpleasant gases.

9. Sperm whale

The sperm whale is an unexpected stink. It is the world's largest carnivore, can go deep into the ocean to prey on giant squid, it eats about a ton of fish or squid every day. Because in the whale's digestive tract, the squid beak can pierce the whale's gut, and the whale secretes a waxy sticky substance to protect itself. Finally, the decomposed squid will mix with the waxy sticky material to form a sphere, which becomes whale dung.

10. Spotted hyena

In nature, stench can also be used to communicate. Hyenas have a wide range of activities, and they need odors to navigate. Small bags near the hyenas' anus can produce very smelly 'hyena butter', and hyenas rub the 'butter' on some objects, sometimes even on each other. The smell of hyenas can not only identify territory, but also identify family members. They must regularly retain the odor of other family members

11. Ring tailed Lemur

Ring tailed lemurs can also use odors to communicate with each other. Ring tailed lemurs live in social groups of 20 to 30 members, and competition between males will be intense during the breeding season. But instead of competing with potentially damaging teeth and claws, male lemurs use odors. The wrist glands of male ring tailed lemurs produce short-term odor, while shoulder glands produce more persistent odor.

12. Human beings

In fact, human odors are unique in the animal kingdom, which is why humans attract mosquitoes so much. Almost all parts of the human body emit odors, while only certain parts of other animals can emit odors. In addition, bacteria in humans also emit odors and mix with the smell of humans themselves. Studies have shown that other animals produce significantly less VOCs than humans.