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
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…
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 mice…more…
3Yen.com / 2010-05-06: Urine cups for Japanese guests