Thursday , May 30 2024

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.

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: Twitter@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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