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Question: When is Mr. Darcy like urine?

Answer: When you’re a mouse.

A very interesting study has recently taken place at the University of Liverpool where they got 450 mice and put them near different male and female urine samples.  The result?  They have found out that there is a certain chemical, or pheromone, found in male mouse urine that determines the preference of them to female mice over time, as in, it attracts them.  And the Open Source Journal ‘BMC biology’ researchers have named the substance (in what has been called a “bizarre homage”) ‘Darcin’ after Mr. Darcy himself, because of his power to draw in the women.  But what would our Mr. Darcy smell like? Continue reading

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