Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Smell

We've all been secretly wondering that


Tue, Feb 17th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In episode 22 of Mental Floss' Big Questions, host Craig Benzine explains why asparagus makes your pee smell weird. Apparently the smell is caused by a chemical found only in asparagus, called asparagusic acid. It gets weirder: not everyone experiences this phenomena and (even stranger) not everyone can smell their own pee.

A weekly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions. This week, "doxysrox" asks, "Why does Asparagus make your pee smell?"



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