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Peppermint & Stinky Shoes: These Smells Don’t Go Together

By Alexander Russo — March 22, 2007 1 min read

You know it’s a slow week when nobody can resist peppermint and stinky feet stories:

“A middle school in Maryland is using a unique method to help kids do better on their tests” (School Backs Peppermint for Student Alertness NPR). I think they got it from here: “Along with smart teaching, careful preparation, a good night’s sleep and a full stomach, peppermint candies are said to improve test performance” (The power of peppermint is put to the test Wash Post).

“Thirteen-year-old Katharine Tuck’s sneakers smell as bad as they look. Now, the Utah seventh grader is $2,500 richer because of it” (13-year-old wins rotten sneaker contest AP).

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