Why Does Natural Gas Smell Like Rotten Eggs Natural gas is an efficient, safe, colorless and odorless gas. For easy detection, we add a harmless chemical called mercaptan to give gas a distinctive odor. Most people describe the smell as rotten eggs or hydrogen sulfide like odor. It smells bad for a good reason - in case of a gas leak! If you smell natural gas, leave the house. Do not use a light switch, telephone or cell phone. Once you are safely…
What Causes the “Rotten Eggs” Odor in Water?
It is a smell so distinct it can’t be mistaken for any other: the smell of rotten eggs. And when it comes from your water, it can cause you momentary panic as it may seem that something has gone terribly wrong with your water. What has really happened is that hydrogen sulfide gas has gotten…
Why Philly smelled like rotten eggs and farts
Late Friday night, Philadelphia and some surrounding areas were covered in a smell described as eggs, farts and "straight a--."
Sulfur in your Water (Rotten Egg Smell)
The most common way to diagnose a contamination of sulfur or hydrogen sulfate in your home is the smell. To that end, there are simple steps you can take to eliminate this from your faucets. Determine the Source Your first order of business is to find the source -- in your drain, or in your water
Why do Rotten Eggs Smell Like Sulfur?
The smell of rotting eggs is one that’s immediately recognizable, that acrid, sulfuric smell that doesn’t seem to have a counterpart with any other food. But why, exactly, do rotting eggs have such a unique and horrible smell?[related]
Septic Stench: What That "Rotten Egg Smell" Means and What to do About It
A sewer gas odor can come from your household septic system or the sanitary sewer system. If you notice a foul smell that is causing a problem in your home, it may be sewer gas.
How Twitter's New Filters Can Keep Out the Trolls and Rotten Eggs
I love Twitter even though my replies are filled with people calling me an idiot. I use it to follow the news and make stupid jokes, but I can barely tweet about politics without an army of anonymous trolls spamming my notifications. Now Twitter is finally giving users some new tools to keep the trolls our of your mentions.
Why Does My Well Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?
According to wellowner.org, “Hydrogen sulfide does not usually pose immediate health problems at the levels it is found in domestic drinking supplies. However, it is certainly an inconvenience — especially to one’s nose, as it creates a “rotten egg” smell.” Many private wells can contain 2 forms of sulfur; Sulfate and Hydrogen Sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can cause other side effects including: corrosion of…
What to Do if Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs
When you turn on a water tap in your home, does the smell of rotten eggs make your close your nose? With all the stories about water quality in the news these days, you may be worried that what you’re
Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Rotten Eggs?
The rotten egg smell in your bathroom isn't because of the cobb salad you had for lunch. Learn how the strange smell is caused by sulfur and what that means for your plumbing.
My Battery Exploded and It Smells Like Rotten Egg
Since I was a little behind schedule from the day before, I tried to get an early start today (which I more or less succeeded in doing). When I asked about breakfast at the front desk of the Hanting, the guy brought me outside and around the corner to a little hole in the wall where there was porridge, egg, steamed buns, and dumplings. The lady the night before said it was western style, but for 8 RMB ($1.25), I can’t really complain…
Why People Throw Rocks
Over the last few years, technology employees have overwhelmed the San Francisco Bay Area's already-fragile housing market. As rents skyrocket, residents frustrated with their changing neighborhoods have targeted the buses that deliver tech employees to and from Silicon Valley, from San Francisco and Oakland.
Why some in Buford have noticed rotten egg smell in their homes
Buford City Gas operations returned to normal Tuesday, Oct. 30, after a couple days of unwelcome odors caused by an excessive amount of a chemical containing sulfur added to natural gas.
What do Uranus's cloud tops have in common with rotten eggs?
Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, permeates the upper atmosphere of the planet Uranus -- as has been long debated, but never definitively proven. Based on sensitive spectroscopic observations with the Gemini North telescope, astronomers uncovered the noxious gas swirling high in the giant planet's cloud tops. This result resolves a stubborn, long-standing mystery of one of our neighbors in space…
Opinion: Why Californians should reject ‘rotten egg’ initiative
Proposition 12 is a cruel betrayal of farm animals and false promise to voters
My wine smells like rotten eggs. What can I do?
Wine Spectator's expert explains how a "reduced" wine or one made with "reductive" techniques can show a distinctive odor of rotten eggs or burnt matches and describes ways to remove the smell.
Why Does My Drain Smell Like Rotten Eggs?
That nasty smell coming from your drain could be more than just a bad smell. It could be a serious sewer gas leak in your home.
Why do people throw rice at weddings?
Most people of course don’t throw rice anymore, but only because some venues won’t allow it. Rice throwing is an ancient tradition, now mostly because venues don’t allow it. The …
Why Are People Throwing Slices Of Cheese At Their Kids?
A new viral challenge has emerged. This time people are taking slices of cheese and throwing the cheese to their toddlers face. Yes... throwing cheese at your kids is now the new "thing" to do.
The Cheese Challenge: Why are people throwing cheese at babies?
Say cheese! It is a new viral sensation. People are throwing cheese at babies and posting pictures and videos to their social media.