ANSWERS: 100
  • When I was in Chinatown in San Francisco, I was jogging through Chinatown and I passed three meat / fish stores in a row. I almost vomited. I was gagging for a whole minute as I was caught in the crowd. It was terrible!
  • I believe that the worst smell that I ever smelled was when I was in a morgue. That smell is atrociuos!! I was forced in too... In case you don't konw what a morgue is, it is where deceased people go!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortuary
  • my dog smells really bad after he goes potty outside. the vet said its most likely cuz he expressed his anal glands while pooping! its smells like rotting fish! nasty!
  • The worse smell I had to endure was burned skin. When I was an EMT I went a few fires, and one in general still haunts me to this day. Man died, woman lived and I tried to keep her alive till we got to ER..The smell made me vomit when I got back to the hospital and I smelled that for weeks..
  • At my uncle's family's farm during slaughtering season. Enough said.
  • This is really disgusting, so if you are squeemish, don't read this! My mother once told me that a rotting potato was the worst smell on earth. Then she stuck one under my nose to prove it. I believed her for about three years. Then one day I put a load of laundry into a dryer, and did not notice there was a half-gutted dead rabitt in it that our cat had stashed there. I turned it on and went outside for an hour. When I came back in, I knew that a rotting potato was not the worst smell on earth! I was sick for three days after cleaning that dryer. I have been in morgues, and worked in a building at a college where they incinerated laboratory animals. Neither of those smells, as bad as they were, came close to the rabitt. I think it's because the temperature in the dryer is just enough to get the bacteria going to cause accelerated decay, but not high enough to cook it. So, although I have never smelled one, I'm going to bet that the absolute worst smell, has got to be a body decaying in the summer sun. I have heard from a guy who was in Desert Storm that that is the worst smell ever. Grossed out? You were warned!
  • An animal died in an unreachable spot under a house I rented one summer and the smell was unimaginable when the temp was 100 degrees.
  • On a hot summer day in July, a buddy of mine put a quart of milk on the floor of his Mercury Cougar and forgot about it. It was leaking from a crack on the bottom of the bottle. He closed up and locked up his car, and we went fishing all day. That night when we got back in the car to go home, the car reeked and we had to drive home in it.
  • This wino who looked as though he hadn't changed his pants for at least a year, was staggering past me. The aroma that assaulted my nose was ahhh.....let's say, in a class of its own!
  • my dog took a (poop) on the carpet right where my other dog threw up. I had to clean it up, and unfortunately, the whole thing was warm....that disturbed me.
  • This guy came into a store where I used to work. He smelled like acrid cat urine. Now, normally I wouldn't say this is as bad as a rotting deer or something, but the fact that a human being smelled like this was overwhelmingly disgusting. The smell persisted in our well-ventilated store for an hour after he left. I can't imagine what his house smells like.
  • My brother threw eggs at a target in the back yard, after the sun had a way with it, it was the most rotten smell!
  • Decaying human remains
  • One time, my family left for summer vacations and left the watermelon peels in the garage, thinking that Michigan weather wouldn't be so extreme. To this day, there is a large stain of where the watermelons melted and the faint smell...
  • my brothers POOP
  • Nothing like the smell of yourself baking!!! I have to agree with the poster who said "burned skin". I have had numerous surgeries that required heavy laser use to burn internal areas. Waking in recovery, it takes forever for me to get over the 'smell' that seems to reside in my NASAL cavities forever. Thank you for allowing me to create this visual and/or aromatic event for you!
  • When I did the DofE award, we had to walk through some farmers field becasue we got lost. Unfortunately for us, that field happened to be full of rotting and decomposing cabbages. It was the most horrendous smell ever. We couldn't stop wretching. The ground was really squelchy and uneven too, as it'd been raining heavily, and due to the size of our bags, we were top heavy, so we kept falling over into the stuff!
  • we once shot a deer and gutting it was so stinky and it got worse when i cut open the intestines or stomach. one other time we were shooting pigeons in a feed silo and in summer all the bird poo was fermenting in the heat all six inches of it
  • An actual pig pen. Pig feces smell worse than any other animal.
  • My ex husband is from Newfoundland, where eating seal flippers is a common thing. We brought some home from our honeymoon trip to his hometown, and the smell of those god forsaken things cooking is the worse smell in the world...it smells like dead rottening oily fish :(
  • My sister's farts.
  • I won't go into a lot of detail - but it was the bowel movement of someone dying from cancer. I'll never forget it.
  • All the stories are making me woozy!
  • Rotten apples. (As oppossed to FreshApples. hahaha) Not that cidery, vinegary smell, but what comes after this. Years ago I worked at a food co-op. I have absolutely NEVER smelled anything worse. And believe me, I was a nurses aid for a while at a nursing home. I've smelled FOUL!
  • A human body that had been dead for weeks and had decomposed and also had rodents eating on it. That was really worse than a skunk, dead rat, or anything I have ever smelled or SEEN ever.
  • My father is a firefighter, and he usually drives the truck. Anyways, on some calls he has to drive through part of the Everglades (swamp area in southern Florida), and the weeds grow so think it's hard to see small animals. Well, it seems my dad ran over an animal. I can't say what it was because it was mutilated by the truck. No one knew about it until several days later i was at his station and I noticed a terrible, terrible smell, as did the firefighters. We pinpointed it to its source, though almost vomitted reaching it, and found the unidentifiable animal. For the next 3 weeks, the smell, regardless of constant washing, did not fade, but instead intensified. And this story expressed the worst smell i've ever, well, smelled.
  • I was walking across a bridge over a river in Panvel, India (suburb of Mumbai). It turned out to be an open sewer. It was so bad that I nearly passed out. It could have been the methane gas from the raw sewage. I had a headache for an hour afterwards. The stink was simply overwhelming. swabby
  • When I was 9 I remember going on the bus, this lady in a coat walks by and sits in front of me, then I noticed this horrible smell coming from her, I gagged, she smelled like she peed on her clothes for a year and not wash the clothes or anything. I was like JESUS! Something smells. IT was the worsy thing I have ever smelled in my entire life.
  • i cant pick just one but thiers a plant in the jungle that blooms evry year. They say it smells like rotting human flesh. i guess thats its defense mechanism. grossss!
  • y armpits after not having a shower for a few days. I like to wipe them all over my sisters pillows and laugh when she sleeps in it :p
  • It's a toss-up. Either the smell of an infected ingrown toenail, (I've had many), or, the smell of the farts of some friends of mine who lived in the country, and got their water from a well. The smell of the water was horrible, (they even had it tested to make sure they could drink it), but, their gas and bowel movements were rancid. I could not stay in the house after either one!
  • never smelt anything in my life, never had a sense of smell, i`d be happy to smell a fart, sweaty feet or bad breath, i just want to know what all the fuss is about.
  • bad body odour, very bad breath and stinking clothes on one person. Cringe
  • Standing in a huge field(s) full of rotten cabbages. It was horrendous. I have a photo somewhere...
  • Have to say the smell of cancer is the worst i have come across to date...its just there! so sad :(
  • It was a chicken plant where I had worked for a very short time, The contaminated chickens by far the worse smell! second would have been the little baby pigs that died on a pig farm.
  • I was cleaning an apartment for my mom after a tenant had moved out. They had turned the electricity off and it was the middle of summer. There was rotten food with maggots in the refrigerator. My gag reflex kicked in overtime - someone else had to clean the fridge because I just couldn't do it!
  • Came across a dead cow stuck in the mud on a ride through a neighboring rancher's property. It was in the 90s, humid, and the flies were busy and it was horrible. Once a skunk died under my parents vacation home. Between the sour dead smell and the skunk smell, it was months before anybody could go near enough to it to do something about it. And I suffer with phantom smells that are always bad smells. They are really horrible because I know they aren't really there and they are constant for hours. It's like the smells are in your brain.
  • Actually, I have a really strong stomach for most things, except anti-freeze. That's the only thing that makes me dizzy and sick feeling.
  • When I was 15 I did work experience at a vets and we had to visit a farm to do a post mortem on a sheep that had died 3 days previously. We arrived, slit the fleece from anus to neck, peeled it back.... and I threw up. You could see the smell (well, it was steam, but it seemed that way at the time).
  • Garbage that sat a few extra days... According to my fiance, rotton shrimp (to the point of being liquified) is the worst..
  • The toilet pipeline in my neighbouring building burst, need I say more?
  • road-kill in georgia in august.
  • A hot, rotting, animal carcass.
  • I smelled a pigeon once, I can't describe the smell but it was awful.
  • Far and away, the smell of a dead body(human) It's an odor you will always recognize and never forget:(
  • oh when i had my snake i had to feed him pinkies (baby mice) and one time i forgot to put the non eaten ones back in the freezer and they rotted. it was soo gross my room smelled like dead rat for two days
  • Riding by a Paper Factory - In Suffolk, Va.
  • Spoiled milk i spilt milk in my car once it wasnt to pleasent
  • A tannery when its tanning the leather the smell is disgusting to the point were you want to throw up.
  • One time we went hunting in Alaska, we got stranded because our atv broke down, to survive the night we were forced to slice open a yak, cut away the insides, and we formed a cocoon, the animal was probably dead a week or two so the smell alone almost killed us.
  • an egg in my fridge had cracked wthout me knowing and i could smell something really really horrible. i cant even describe it. it was the egg, i couldnt even eat eggs for months afterwards because i would remember this horrible smell. apart from that its got to be my bruvs feet when he finishes work thats a close second to the rotten eggs. urrrrrrrrrrrgh
  • Dead mouse!
  • Rotting animal that died in my mother's back yard.
  • A dead skunk that had been hit by our car!You could smell it for hrs!
  • Feet, my friends feet back in middle school! Oh...I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it:p
  • Anything dead or dying.
  • The dead, rotting, week old corpse of my neighbour in the appartment complex. He was dead for a whole week before his body was discovered. After they found him, the smell stayed for week. I'll never forget that smell, ever!
  • besides mucomyst and psudomonous infected sputuum... I would have to say its a toss up between an uncle who was basicly rotting alive with gane green, or the deer some loving person placed in my culvert.
  • I was in an outhouse years ago on my uncles farm in Virginia. It was in the middle of July. It was almost 100 degrees and in the outhouse it was about 120. There's no other smell like months of fermented urine and hot poop in 120 degree weather.
  • Sometime dead bodies :o(
  • My dog when sprayed by a skunk.Oh what a smell and so hard to get out.
  • It's a toss-up between a packing plant and a gelatin factory. Both smelled awful, even from a distance.
  • The smell wafting up from a new grave in the cemetary where my grandparents are buried..that was the first time I have EVER experienced anything like that and hope never to experience it again. I have no idea why anyone would be able to smell anything (decomp) and neither did anyone else. The dirt looked pushed to one side and there were large cracks. The smell finally went away, it took weeks though.
  • My dog's butt when she breaks wind after sneaking our spicy food.
  • Between vomit and dead people. =+(
  • A dead body I had to "guard" for 6 hours until the M.E. showed up. The smell was so bad I had to throw out my uniform.
  • I worked in the ER, that should give you a hint.
  • Surridge....ohhhhhh, dude it was bad.
  • I had to field strip a deer once and my friend nicked the intestines. We smelled deer crap and guts for about a week.
  • No Offense Intended
  • hair color stripper its a mix of really bad smells rotten eggs, sulfer, gym scoks worn all year and never washed, all mixed togeather with a heat source. make people never want to mess up there hair again
  • when my mom let out a silent but deadly in a music store. I kid you not the cellphane was curling.IT LINGERED!!! We were across the store, and one couple walked right into it, the wife smacks the crap out of her husband, and out loud says "GOOD GOD what do you say!" It was rancid hhahahahahahahaha and I never let her live it down
  • A human carcass that had been frozen in a river for a long winter that was thawed in the spring time. Very bloated, and discoloured. Abdomin ruptured. And yes, I puked. First time I saw a human body dead. Had a bitter sweet smell, but there was a strong smell of rotten meat.
  • Oh boy. I have smelt dead human and animal bodies but the smell of one rotten sippy cup full of cow's milk, left in a hot car for a week was probably THE worst smell I have ever smelt. Just...oh lord. I wanted to burn the car.
  • When I was a teenager our septic tank ruptured. The "stuff" was all over our front yard. You could literally smell it half a mile away. The grass grew like crazy that summer.
  • The mouse that decided to drop dead under my house two weeks ago........uggghhhhh!!!!
  • oh wow its kinda funnny actually. i used to have a snake and i had to feed him pinkies (baby mice if you dont know) and i got some of the frozen kind one time and after i fed him i forgot to put them in the freezer so they were sitting in my bedroom for like two days when i wasnt home. i cam home and walked in my bedroom and they were all rotten. it was terrible it had drifted all through the hall adn down the staircase too it was nasty. ill tell you fabreeze made a bit of money off me that day. it actually smelled kind of sweet but a sickening kind of sweet its impossable to describe really
  • Poisoned waterlogged rats in various states of decomposition.
  • ... human decomposition ... I was an ambulance driver who had to deliver a body from the bush in northern Alberta to the chief coroner in Edmonton ... it was a nine hour drive with just me and a dead body.
  • My nephews bedroom. Even after frebreeze, oust and lysol, doing all the laundry, and making him get all the dishes out, that smell still pours from his room when he opens the door.
  • Horseradish.
  • A fish processing plant in summer. Hell cannot smell as bad as that!
  • a cow farm, or what ever that thing is called!
  • ... my ex...
  • A long time ago my parents and I were on a road trip in Vermont. We stopped at an outdoor flea market. After a while I had to go wee and asked where the restrooms were. A guy pointed to a path in the woods. I walked the path and approached the outhouses, the old-fashioned wooden kind, not the modern port-a-potties. I could smell the ammonia and cr@p when I was still 40 feet away. I couldn't stand to think of going in there so I waited until we were on the road again and asked dad to stop at the next gas station. I can still remember that smell to this day. It would make a maggot puke!
  • Oooh..that's a toughie. My brother's feet, or possibly his farts. Having to use a port-a-pottie in the summer when it was about 100 degrees, or driving behind a chicken truck. Or perhaps the countless skunks that get run over out near my mom's house.
  • Dead Turkeys on a 100 degree day;) YUCK;)
  • A dead body (dead for a couple of days). An indescribable odor, but one you'll never forget.
  • tanted pussy'
  • Airplane bathrooms and when you go into a public bathroom and the girls are all on their rag. Ugh sick.
  • rotting fish smells or tanned pooney is real close
  • rotting meat..cant seem to take a second whiff of it like most other things.. heheh
  • A friend of mine has such foul farts even the dog will leave the area! Once when he farted my dog ran away and hid...we all vacated the area as well and we were all outside!
  • Human death.
  • The rotting corpse in my ambulance as I transported a body from a remote location in the bush to the coroner's office/morgue, about 9½ hours of driving.
  • A dead body. It is a smell you will never forget. The person had been dead for a couple of days when we found him. It was nasty. Also found my dad after a couple of days subsequent to a stroke. That smell wasn't too good either.
  • ALEX:L:L:L!!!
  • When i arrived home after a fortnights holiday and my fridge/freezer had blown a fuse,when i open the front door this putrid stench hit my nose and i honestly thought someone/something had crawled in and died.

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