Stump Bruce on April 24, 2019

On Wednesday, K103 listener Connie Hazel from Hillsboro failed to stump Bruce with this question:

Question: There’s a reason cats make a “stinky face” when they smell and interesting odor, what is it?

Answer: When a cat comes across an interesting scent, it's collected in the mouth where the tongue is used to flick it up to a specialized organ, the vomeronasal. Their response is known as The Flehman Response and is basically a combination of smelling and tasting a scent for in-depth investigation. When the cat opens its mouth in a grimace and curls their upper lip, they're providing maximum exposure for the scent to travel to the vomeronasal organ.

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