Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I thought you would never would ask

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From here:
Number of human olfactory receptor cells = 12 million
Number of rabbit olfactory receptor cells = 100 million
Number of dog olfactory receptor cells = 1 billion
Number of bloodhound olfactory receptor cells = 4 billion

This guy does pheromones in his sleep

3 comments:

Julie Heyward said...

Wrong.

He has four billion and one. Can we please be empirical? Thank you.

Bloodhounds are fantastic dogs. I've had the pleasure of "owning" three -- Herschel, Bobo, and Elizabeth.

Poor Pothecary said...

This guy does pheromones in his sleep

But at considerable cost. I think I'll stick with being unspecialised.

Dr. C said...

Crimminy, I didn't read that far. With an average life span of 6-7 years, and most of that time spent sleeping, you got to feel for these guys. On the other hand, Pluto has been around since the 1930's. (You got to wonder where she got: "Herschel, Bobo, and Elizabeth." Elizabeth?????)