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Mystery maple syrup-like smell in tristate region
FOXNY ^ | Sep 18, 2013 5:14 AM PDT | KATHY CARVAJAL

Posted on 09/18/2013 7:26:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin

On Wednesday, Good Day New York spoke with people on the Upper East Side at 72nd St. and Third Ave. who described what they smelled:

“It’s weird. I’ve been here about 50 years off and on and it’s the first time I’ve smelled that. There are other smells but never that.”

"Like a slight honeysuckle scent," said another woman.

The smell appeared to be headed south from the Upper East Side all the way to the City Hall area.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mystery; nyc

1 posted on 09/18/2013 7:26:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they’ve found the goods from the great maple syrup robbery in Canada?


2 posted on 09/18/2013 7:30:26 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Cedar Rapids, Iowa smells like that nearly every day.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 7:32:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BenLurkin

shelter in place


4 posted on 09/18/2013 7:34:12 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

Smells other than human perspiration and feces are foreign to those libbie city-dwellers.

Tuesdays in Cedar Rapids, IA...Captain Crunch manufacturing day...the entire town smells like fresh doughnuts & crunchberries....the rest of the week, forget it. Penford Products churns out eye-watering turd pies in urine sauce, or something.

The City of 5 Smells to the locals; all other areas refer to it as StinkyTown.


5 posted on 09/18/2013 7:34:31 AM PDT by LadyBuck (....and we're off to the rodeo......)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Funny when I lived in NW Iowa it usually smelled like pigs and cows. That and corn.

ahh the good ole days


6 posted on 09/18/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

Could it be Benzoic Acid’, C6H5COOH, which apparently produces a syrup-like odor?

“It’s a white crystalline powder and the industrial applications are as a corrosion inhibitor, as an additive to automotive engine antifreeze coolants and in other waterborne systems, as a nucleating agents for polyolefin, as a dye intermediate, as a stabilizer in photographic processing and as a catalyst. Wide range of benzoic esters are used as solvents, dying carrier, disinfectant additive, penetrating agent and pesticides and manufacturing other compounds.”


7 posted on 09/18/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: LadyBuck

Maybe it was fresh air. Something they arent used to.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 7:35:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

I ran out of sugar at home and put a little maple syrup in my coffee... very interesting

I will probably do it again


9 posted on 09/18/2013 7:36:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: BenLurkin

Beavers?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3067160/posts


10 posted on 09/18/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: BenLurkin

If it’s almond/amarretto, easy to confuse with maple, it’s cyanide. Take precaution.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 7:37:39 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Hardraade

lolol.

I was JUST gonna post that.

But it was maple syrup. Not vanilla.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 7:38:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

See? They need further study. Maybe with some beaver species it’s maple.


13 posted on 09/18/2013 7:42:12 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: BenLurkin
I blame this guy:


14 posted on 09/18/2013 7:46:03 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Does he know the Muffin Man?


15 posted on 09/18/2013 7:46:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hardraade

Fenugreek. Either the plant or the seed when processed


16 posted on 09/18/2013 7:47:20 AM PDT by SakoL61R
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To: BenLurkin

Sticky, sweet smell? Probably only Sarin. Nothing to worry about, it’ll pass.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 7:47:48 AM PDT by Mr Radical (www.radical-and-right.org)
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To: LadyBuck
turd pies in urine sauce

Should sell well in San Francisco.

18 posted on 09/18/2013 7:49:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Michael.SF.

He looks like Otis Campbell, the town drunk from the Andy Griffith show. I can’t watch that show anymore without thinking what a jerk Andy turned out to be.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 7:53:29 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: LadyBuck

And in downtown, Milwaukee, on still days, Ambrosia Chocolate. But get out towards Brady Street, and it smelled like the tanneries, which was a pretty awful smell!


20 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:29 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mr. K
I ran out of sugar at home and put a little maple syrup in my coffee... very interesting

I will probably do it again


I like to put a spoonful or two of maple syrup into a glass of water and mix it up.

It's an interesting drink.

Maybe it's just me, but the water diluting the syrup seems to expose a bunch of complex flavors that get masked by the sweetness when straight.

I'd drink it all the time if maple syrup weren't so pricey.
21 posted on 09/18/2013 7:56:02 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I wish it smelled like chocolate here. The farmers are starting to defoliate the cotton and it smells awful.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 7:58:53 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: timeflies
It is Otis.

See what flippin pancakes can do to a guy, turned him into a raging alcoholic.

Actually, it was from a kids TV show in LA circa 1959-'63. The 'Pancake Man' was the host, kind of like Capt. Kangaroo, or Sherriff John.

23 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:19 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: driftdiver

Wrong. 72nd & 3rd is where I lived for 20 years. Very nice, clean neighborhood.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: timeflies
Same longtime character actor, Hal Smith. Apparently (had to look this up) IHOP sponsored a kids TV show in the late 50's called "The Pancake Man" and Campbell was the host.

I share the same feelings about the Andy Griffith Show, although I can still watch Griffith in A Face in the Crowd and appreciate his talent, even though I now know the role of phony down home evil huckster was simple typecasting by Elia Kazan.

25 posted on 09/18/2013 8:12:17 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: timeflies

“I can’t watch that show anymore without thinking what a jerk Andy turned out to be.”

I used to know a guy who worked in the music end of Hollywood. He said Andy G. had the foulest mouth of all the men in the industry. Suzanne Pleshette = foulest mouth of the women. It used to be easy to cover up the shortcomings of celebrities (Rock Hudson, JFK, etc.). Not so much any more, thanks to technology.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: BenLurkin

A large radiator overflowed antifreeze on a hot engine.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 8:19:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: timeflies

“I can’t watch that show anymore without thinking what a jerk Andy turned out to be.”

I used to know a guy who worked in the music end of Hollywood. He said Andy G. had the foulest mouth of all the men in the industry. Suzanne Pleshette = foulest mouth of the women. It used to be easy to cover up the shortcomings of celebrities (Rock Hudson, JFK, etc.). Not so much any more, thanks to technology.


28 posted on 09/18/2013 8:20:21 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Mr. K

Maple syrup is great in oat meal or steel cut oats...


29 posted on 09/18/2013 8:34:14 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: BenLurkin
it was a test to see how far the gas would go...
30 posted on 09/18/2013 8:40:29 AM PDT by jrd (All federal acts,laws,orders,rules regulations regarding firearms, infringe the 2 amendment)
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To: BenLurkin

The city could be fogging for mosquitos, if they are still prevalent in your area.


31 posted on 09/18/2013 8:41:54 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: timeflies

Today, it smells like vomit around here because the farmers are fertilizing. It’s okay, though, as most of the time it’s heavenly around here.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 8:51:07 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: BenLurkin

Up here Maple syrup is selling for 3 bucks a small container.
In Massachusetts same container = 6 bucks


33 posted on 09/18/2013 8:52:36 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: BenLurkin

I work in Edison,NJ, still smells like curry.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: El Laton Caliente

No no no no no no no
It’s sea salt in oatmeal, nothing sweet.


35 posted on 09/18/2013 10:00:35 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: saganite

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/maple-syrup-worth-up-to-30m-stolen-in-quebec-1.1266012


36 posted on 09/18/2013 10:19:40 AM PDT by albertabound (it's good to beeeee Alberta bound)
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To: SakoL61R

Absolute or Oleoresin Fenugrec used in the manufacture of Imitation Maple syrup. International Flavors & Fragrances manufacturing is located nearby the area mentioned.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 10:51:05 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: SakoL61R

Absolute or Oleoresin Fenugrec used in the manufacture of Imitation Maple syrup. International Flavors & Fragrances manufacturing is located nearby the area mentioned.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 10:51:51 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: driftdiver

When the kiddies used to gripe about the smell on the way to Des Moines or the Quad Cities, I would gently remind them:

“That, my dearies, is the smell of MONEY”.

If you love bacon, you love that smell.
If you love the milk on your cereal(and the cereal itself) you love that smell.
The rare steak you ate last night, the sweet corn on the cob....you better love that smell.

Could go on and on, but you get my point. People are too far removed from the land, and that is a sad fact.


39 posted on 09/18/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by LadyBuck (....and we're off to the rodeo......)
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To: BenLurkin

Some still swear they can smell the molasses on hot days in Boston’s North End, almost 100 years after the Great Molasses Flood.


40 posted on 09/18/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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