Fridge full of BO

Aaron sez, "George Preti has a fridge full of human body odor samples. John Daly of the National Institute of Diabetes had a refrigerator packed to the gills with amphibian toxins. Ivan Amato, a C&EN editor and avid photographer, is collecting photos of interesting lab refrigerators. If you have any good pics, send them to ."

What's in your fridge? (Thanks, Aaron!)


  1. when I had to turn in urine samples for a short time, the place where I did it had a fridge full of little pee pee cups

  2. I fell off a ladder on Monday and went to the doctor yesterday. Now my fridge is full of medicine that I have to take the whole damn day. Dammit!

  3. This immediately made me think of the bit in Mark Leyner’s novel Et Tu Babe where they get their hands on (and huff) a preserved bottle of Abraham Lincoln’s morning breath.

  4. There’s barely room for the baking soda! And if ever there were a fridge that needed a box of baking soda, this be it.

  5. Oh, awesome, lab fridges. Well, our lab *fridge* isn’t that interesting, but the freezers are full of bits of dead horse. Legs and tails mostly – for the people doing research on articular cartilage and intervertebral discs, respectively.

  6. I have actually met Dr. Preti whose friend’s call him “Sweaty Preti” not because he is personally sweaty but because of research interest in body odors. He’s an exceptionally smart and interesting dude. He also studies ways to reduce the odors produced by pig farming. Let’s just be glad he doesn’t have a fridge full of swine poo. On second thought he just might have a fridge full of swine poo.

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