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Fri November 8, 2013
What fall smells like in Michigan and around the world
Wet leaves, cider, campfire — for many Michiganders, these are the smells of fall.
But our friends over at WNYC’s Radiolab wanted to get an idea of what autumn smells like all over the world.
So with the help of Google Maps and talented olfactory nerves, the Radiolab crew is compiling a map that highlight the scent of autumn around the U.S. and beyond.
Here are some the responses so far from Michigan. Leaves seem to be the big winner:
“Salt, smoke and sweet rotting apples”
“Cider spices and dead leaves”
“Cold, crispy leaves and firepits”
And the rest of the world:
“Roasted chestnuts and sea salt” - Istanbul, Turkey
“Roasted chestnuts, cigarette smoke, wet asphalt, diesel fumes, fresh-baked bread” - Lyon, France
“Salt and damp seaweed” - Coronado, CA
“Its spring here [sic]” - Melbourne, Australia
- Melanie Kruvelis, Michigan Radio Newsroom
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