New Yorkers are reporting a strange smell in parts of the city. The mayor has said it is NOT a gas leak, and (somewhat weakly) reassured people that while they're not sure what it is, they know it's not dangerous. All I can say is that if a smell is strong enough to be detectable as "strange" in New York City, it must be pretty bad!
Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas, several dozen birds have dropped dead in the downtown, and two firefighters have reported feeling sick after being in the area. What's going on? Are we under attack again?
I am actually located in downtown manhattan, and the smell is reported from midtown mahattan, so I can't describe this odor...
But apparently the reports are coming from many places in midtown -- so it is a pretty large area. Probably some sort of mutating gas being released from OsCorp. I starting distrusting that company every since rumors of people seeing their CEO (Norman Osborn) flying around in that green outfit.
Back when I was teaching the little township spilled a barrel of the scent that people identify with natural gas. It was very strong all over town. I thought the school might be ready to blow up and took all my kids outside and the smell was worse. Pretty freaky.
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A few months back a strange chemically smell started wafting around London. It turned out that there are barges filled with petrol dotted along the river to allow all the tourist boats to refuel, and one of these had broken and leaked petrol.
The impressive thing was how far it had spread. The leak was in the Greenwich/Surrey Quays area, but the petrol (and smell) had spread several miles upstream to central London.
I went to look at the river on my lunch break, and it was covered in a rainbow-like sheen as far as I could see in both directions. I wonder what would have happened if someone had chucked a match into the river.....
... probably nothing if it was diesel, but I quite like the idea of a several mile long river of fire!
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