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  1. #1
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    Mystery *maple syrup* smell in NYC...gov't not saying what it really is...

    I live in Manhattan, and last night, while I was at my computer, I smelled
    the scent of maple syrup. It smelled so good, that I almost made some
    French Toast...at 11:00pm, mind you.

    I figured that the maple syrup smell was from a neighbor cooking some
    pancakes or the like.

    Little do I know, this "mysterious" maple syrup smell was detected by
    almost everyone in Manhattan!! It is all over the news and the newpapers here.
    NO ONE is saying what is is...they're saying they do not know.

    If anyone here lives in Manhattan, I'd love to hear your theory.

    Some are whispering "bio-terrorism", and I'm a bit freaked.

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    How strange!! Definitely keep us posted!

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    All I smell is garbage. Seriously, I heard about this too, and am curious what it turns out to be. I guess we don't really know what bioterriosm smells like.

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    I tried to do a search, but all I came up with is Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) and I'm sure that isn't it unless a lot of New Yorkers suddenly developed a rare disease and started peeing in the city alleys.

    http://www.msud-support.org/intro.htm

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    [QUOTE=Cypros]I tried to do a search, but all I came up with is Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) and I'm sure that isn't it unless a lot of New Yorkers suddenly developed a rare disease and started peeing in the city alleys.

    That's normal behavior here. The peeing in the alleys. Gross. But I suppose if you gotta go, you gotta go.

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    [QUOTE=MrsMush99]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypros
    I tried to do a search, but all I came up with is Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) and I'm sure that isn't it unless a lot of New Yorkers suddenly developed a rare disease and started peeing in the city alleys.

    That's normal behavior here. The peeing in the alleys. Gross. But I suppose if you gotta go, you gotta go.
    Sounds like they still don't know what it is - but some of the articles I found say it's a huge geographical area . . . .

    http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/...page-breaking2

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    Very odd!

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    I heard Merridth (sp) discussing this on "the View" this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom'sGirl

    I heard Merridth (sp) discussing this on "the View" this morning.


    While changing channels this morning, I paused for a few minutes on Kelly Ripa as she was telling the audience a funny story about not being able to locate the yummy "pancakes & caramel sauce" smell.

    Said the yummy smell was permeating all over Manhattan like one giant IHOP - and a huge mystery to everyone!

    Sounds good to me!

    13th Juror

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    Kelly Ripka (sp?) was talking about this today also. She said that sometime in the evening, she noticed a pleasant smell that was like pancakes and maple syrup. No one seems to know where it originated or what it is. Puzzling, indeed.


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    My sister told me that Kelly Ripa was talking about it.
    She lives about 20 blocks (one mile) from my apartment building,
    so the smell sure traveled.

    It smelled EXACTLY like maple syrup...and I just LOVE maple syrup!!

    I hope it's nothing bad.

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    Now this is going to sound odd, but I'm about 30 minutes north of you guys up in White Plains and when I was out walking the dog last night, I smelled it too. I just figured it was one of my neighbors cooking. How weird is this?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypros
    I tried to do a search, but all I came up with is Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) and I'm sure that isn't it unless a lot of New Yorkers suddenly developed a rare disease and started peeing in the city alleys.

    http://www.msud-support.org/intro.htm
    LOL! Maybe an army of nursing moms who take Fenugreek are out & about.
    Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated. -Sun Tzu

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    http://1010wins.com/topstories/local...113.html#smell

    Here ya go.....follow ups shall follow shortly......I hope.

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    Maple syrup mystery ...



    Has anyone heard anything as to why "Mrs. Butterworth" was permeating Manhattan & beyond?

    New Yorkers, Is she still there?

    13th Juror

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