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Skunked? Tomato Juice Is Not The Answer

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Skunked? Tomato Juice Is Not The Answer

Skunked? Tomato Juice Is Not The Answer

Skunked? Tomato Juice Is Not The Answer

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SciFri producer Annette Heist's terrier was sprayed by a skunk, sending her looking for a deodorizing remedy. Chemists William Wood of Humboldt State University and Paul Krebaum explain how to neutralize the stinky skunk spray molecules, and debunk the tomato juice remedy.

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