Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Rotten Fruit And Raw Meat Top Sickening Smells Survey

OAKLAND, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to stinky trash, Americans have a beef with rotten fruit and raw meat.

According to a new “stink survey” by Glad Trashbags, rotting fruits and veggies is the most hated aroma while rotting raw meat is the second most offensive odor.

Meanwhile, dirty diapers is the “turd” worst- smelling item in their trash bag, which may be why 50 percent of new parents take extra steps to avoid the stench by either taking it directly to an outdoor receptacle or double-wrapping it before putting it in the garbage.

Other trashy stats dug up in the survey....

  • Forty-seven percent of Americans take out the trash between two and four times a week while 33 percent empty their garbage daily.

  • Finally, 33 percent say that “general household cleaning” creates the most trash but 30 percent think cooking generates the biggest piles of rubbish.

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