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Old 06-04-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Missoula, Montana....Due to the paper mill
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I nearly puked once when a garbage truck stopped next to me to pick up some piles of trash on the sidewalk in Manhattan. I have never smelled something so strong and pungent in my life. I can't even describe how bad it smelled.
ha ha. someone knows what i'm talkin about!

the DSNY workers should get paid in the 6 figures for that job.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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and FTR - fresh kills (the dump in staten island) is no longer opened.
Aren't they building townhomes on it?
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Lewiston, Idaho, yet another paper mill.

The garbage cans in LA smell like rancid death. What do people eat there?
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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ha ha. someone knows what i'm talkin about!

the DSNY workers should get paid in the 6 figures for that job.
LOL no kidding. I have a strong stomach and usually am not susceptible to wretching, but that stench came so close to making me lose the dessert I had just consumed at the tourist trap known as Serendipity. It wasn't even summer either, it was in December during a cold snap, in the teens.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Portales,NM due to the smell of cow crap,ethanol and roasting peanuts, but the peanuts smell good.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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Back in the 80s, there was some sort of rending plant outside Cincinnati. I can't remember now exactly what they were rending but my gawd, the stench made your eyes water. The smell wafted from the plant and across the highway. Every day, when I had to drive that particular patch of highway, it got me.

I can only imagine how bad it was in the plant itself. The workers probably never got that smell out of their noses, even when at home.

As far as NYC, definitely one of the stinkiest places I've lived. Unlike Cincinnati, where the stink was concentrated in that one area, NYC's smell is virtually everywhere. Some places, not so bad, other places horrendous.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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I have always thought Jacksonville was a pretty stinky city, but I am not sure why they smell so bad.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:17 PM
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My dad commented on Milwaukee smelling like yeast from the beer factories. I don't find the smell of yeasty(or I think it might be that) bread particularly offense so much as it is weird and and it reminds me of "too many calories" when I think of it.

The smelliest place I have ever been was Bogalusa, Louisiana. That is part of the reason that town reminds me of a third world country(and this was before Katrina).

Kennesaw, GA can(but not always and this smell) smell weird from time to time. Sometimes a sewer line might not work properly and the air can smell like feces. During the summer Kennesaw can take on a "smoky" smell, especially on Barrett Lakes Blvd. I credit that to the rock quarry. The smell is kind of rare but it happens.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Another mill... If you ever drive through Oregon on the 5 then you know exactly when to hit the recirc switch! Right before you get to Albany... Smelly, smelly.
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