17 October 2006

Why single ladies avoid me

lack of the correct body odour...

to prove how similar we are to chimps, Danny takes part in a potentially humiliating experiment.

The scent of male sweat is controlled by their genes, in both chimps and men. In a blind test, three women were asked to sniff the sweat of Danny and Cody the chimp, to see which one they fancied most.

When they found out afterwards that one of the odours was from a chimp, there was laughter. When they realised that two out of three had preferred the chimp, there was nervous laughter.

19 comments:

lova said...

Oh boy....

Anonymous said...

Does it work the other way as well...? Cause maybe that's why single guys avoide ME :P

lol.... *sigh*

video said...

Mosi, perhaps the single women are avoiding you because you started hitting on them waaaay tooo young (like in the 1st grade) in life! :-)

Mosilager said...

lova yes need some of those ginganzee hormones going on to attract the ladies :)
sheetal I'm sure you have tonnes of boys running after you over there (especially when they want to make off with your wallet). No just kidding, I'm sure deepavali celebrations will bring you good luck, just remember to put a diya out for Kama.
video hey that was supposed to be our secret! and how do you know that she didn't do the hitting on?

Anonymous said...

See.. I always knew.. Women fell for monkeys..

:D

..Me

video said...

Oh secret? Ooops! You should have said it was a secret? As for her possibly being the one to hit on you?? It's possible.... but the question is it probable?? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Whoops... So much for us being civilized n special n all...

Mosilager said...

rose Nice to see you back on the blogosphere... yes I've always wondered why girls prefered monkeys over a human like me :)

video it's ok... it's too far back for me to remember so I don't know who started it... but I was the younger one so the weight of suspicion is on the older chica.

born a libran yeah the more we study animals the less and less we realize how unspecial humans are. Well, since we're the only species that can destroy the Earth all the other creatures should be nice to us.

Anali said...

LOL! I guess you'll have to get some of that cologne with pheremones.

Mosilager said...

anali yes I was wondering if anyone sells chimpanzee pheromone cologne! or maybe bonobos as they seem to be more into the 'make love, not war' philosophy

Amrita said...

That's totally twisted!!!!
Dont know about monkey sweat being a turn on....but man sweat is definitely a turn off. ewww!

More importantly...WHY? would anyone be conducting such tests??

:-P

Mosilager said...

Maybe they want to win the IgNobel prize... but it is well known that there are pheromones in sweat, so it must have helped at least some of our ancestors find spouses (spice?). I think the evil sweat smell comes after the bacteria have started breaking it down, although some chemistry expert can correct me if I'm wrong. I'm just waiting for Jean-Paul Gaultier to come up with 'ape-sweat' cologne now.

Anonymous said...

Now I wonder if all these deos and perfumes are actually chimp sweat :) ???

Amrita said...

gross! just...gross...

Mosilager said...

ajith I thought it was deer musk or something, but who knows?

amrita sorry, one of the pitfalls of talking to biologists is that we randomly spout inappropriate things... years of dissection and measuring levels of bacteria in unmentionable areas have lowered our sensitivity to things! will watch it in future...

Anonymous said...

absofuckinglutely amusing.. mehehehe.. :))... hehe.. dats probably why women prefer pets to men anyway :P ..

Mosilager said...

Isha I've heard that it's because pets are better behaved, easier to train, have soft fur, do not expect "favours" in return for massages, are happy with whatever you give them to eat, and are overall less like animals than men.
Is that about right, ladies?

Anonymous said...

dude....who on earth is so completely jobless as to conduct a test on the aphrodiasic qualities of sweat...human or otherwise. Ugggghhhh!!!!

Mosilager said...

freespirit
I think it's much more fun than this experiment which incidentally won an Ig Nobel award for physics... since 1927 people have been watching how fast a drop of tar exits a funnel... there have been 8 drops of tar since the experiment started in 1930. Now that's being jobless!