University of Tokyo researchers discover a new substance that attracts females—male urine

I just had to giggle when I read today’s headlines in Yahoo Japan (goofy Google Translate):
University of Tokyo researchers discover a new substance that attracts females—male urine

mouse-pee-love

According to the Yahoo News report, the scent of the newly discovered fatty substance “(Z)-5-tetradecen-1-ol” that emanates from the urine of male mice has been found to attract female mice. This research that has been published in this month’s issue of the journal…
white space is good for the soul Nature Chemical Biology
: An attractive fat
Brief Communication by Yoshikawa et al.
A natural aliphatic alcohol ligand of the mouse orphan odorant receptor Olfr288 from the male perputial gland is regulated by testosterone and affects attractiveness to female micemore

urine cup for your otaku guests in japan
3Yen.com / 2010-05-06:
Urine cups for Japanese guests

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Taro

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2 thoughts on “University of Tokyo researchers discover a new substance that attracts females—male urine”

  1. In the name of science, we need to conduct an independent research project with the title of “Japanese Golden Shower Lovers”. (^_^)

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