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    Manhattan Smelled Like Pancakes

    Last night I was in Manhattan really late and there was a strange smell in the air. It smelled like pancake syrup all over Manhattan. Everyone noticed it and some people described it as a strong hazelnut(coffee) smell. Today I see this article about it.


    What's That Smell?

    Oct 28, 2005 7:39 am US/Eastern
    (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The calls and emails started coming into the 1010 WINS newsroom late last night and they all wanted to know the same thing - what is that odor hanging over the city?

    Most described it as smelling like maple syrup, although at least one person thought it was more like peanuts.

    So, what is it? The official answer at this hour is we don't know and neither apparently does anyone else. There's speculation that whatever it is drifted over from New Jersey.

    The NYPD, the City Office of Emergency Management, the City Department of Environmental Protection, even the Coast Guard investigated. The air was tested, but nothing sinster was found and the search for the source continues.

    One listener who emailed from Cliffside Park, NJ said he's been smelling the same aroma in his neighborhood for the past 14 years, but it seems more pervasive lately. He did not know the source.

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    Maybe the terrorists are changing tactics?!?!?!

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    sounds like syrup fragrant anthrax to me
    yall better be careful

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    Maybe IHOP was doing a special advertising promotion. They have a new restaurant in Manhattan uptown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKNY
    Maybe IHOP was doing a special advertising promotion. They have a new restaurant in Manhattan uptown.
    yea...they send out the smell to get u hungry and lure u to their shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkhoney
    sounds like syrup fragrant anthrax to me
    yall better be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkhoney
    sounds like syrup fragrant anthrax to me
    yall better be careful
    Word!!! Who says terrorists can't use aromatherapy techniques!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetestrini
    yea...they send out the smell to get u hungry and lure u to their shop
    That's what I wuz thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlocks
    Maybe the terrorists are changing tactics?!?!?!
    They said on the news this morning that several people called 911 and 311 because they were scared that was what it was.

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    Allyuh are crackin me UP!! lol Maple syrup Aroma Therapy tactics?? IHOP ADVERTISING!?? I'm sure they wished they did that marketing after all this press!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyEmpress
    Allyuh are crackin me UP!! lol Maple syrup Aroma Therapy tactics?? IHOP ADVERTISING!?? I'm sure they wished they did that marketing after all this press!!
    IHOP and Aunt Jemima got alot of press time last night/this morning. All of my Manhattan resident co-workers said they smelled the odor too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKNY
    IHOP and Aunt Jemima got alot of press time last night/this morning. All of my Manhattan resident co-workers said they smelled the odor too.
    Makes me want to take the train to the city to smell this sweet phenomenon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyEmpress
    Makes me want to take the train to the city to smell this sweet phenomenon!
    I was outside a little earlier and don't smell it now but last night it was really strong.

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    word, i was going to coach practice yesterday and i'm smelling maple syrup

    so i'm wonderin where da pancakes at

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    *closes legs*
    my bad people!

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