Why does metal stink?

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  1. Njrg
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    I'll have my hand on my DS for hours and neither my hand or DS will stink.

    And metal doesn't give off a particular aroma.

    But if I fiddle with a steal screw or a pair of nail clippers, both the metals and my hands smell bad.

    Explain this.
     
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    lawl. I thought music genre "metal" stinks. [​IMG]
    or else you will be flamed [​IMG]
     
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    I've never noticed this, and my hands do stink after holding the DS for hours.
     
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    Chemical reactions.

    Dunno.

    Maybe the metal oxidizes in contact with your sweat, or reacts with the slight acidity of your skin or what have you.

    Then tere's the oils and rust inhibitors they coat the metal with.

    I dunno.

    On the other hand there's that stainless steel soap thing that removes odours, and it really works.

    Metal [​IMG]
     
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    It is fucking magic? They could use it on LOST finale.
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    Wikipedia offers a few possible explanations:

     
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    Still kinda difficult to understand, but it is a good explanation.
    Only this part is obviously wrong, otherwise you could rub your hands anywhere and it would get odorless:
    "Another plausible explanation is that a thin layer of grease, containing the odorous compounds, is rubbed off mechanically onto the steel surface."
     
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    I don't think it's that easy to rub it off your hands. Metal of a paper clip or similar is in most cases smooth, you hands are not.
     
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