Tuesday , January 11 2022

Asparagus Anyone?

Our wKen just reviewed a show called “Smell-O-Vision” here the other day, now the government wants smell-o-vision of a different kind;

    The Pentagon wants to sniff out fugitives – literally. The federal agency that created the Internet now challenges scientists to create a detector that could identify people by their unique, genetically determined odor.

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said this week that it’s offering $3.2 million next year to find out if it’s even possible. Proposals are due Jan. 29.

    Researchers have shown that mice release a urinary odor that is genetically unique, DARPA says. It’s based on the combination of acids found in varying concentrations.

    So if it’s possible to detect an individual mouse, why not a human by the smell of his or her urine or sweat?

    If scientists can prove that it works within two and a half years, DARPA wants to build a prototype within six years, spokeswoman Jan Walker said.

    Such a detector would essentially allow on-the-fly DNA identification, measuring and collecting yet another biometric, or identifying characteristic of the human body, Walker said. [AP]

If they figure it out for urine, I know how to beat the system: if they are coming after me, I will eat pounds of asparagus – ever smell your pee after eating asparagus? I’d like to see them overcome that.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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