This blog is a tribute to the great Mahlon Smith. This man of science performed a simple experiment that has been known and loved by millions: the Stinkymeat Project.
"Here's hoping they're maggots!" ~ M. Smith
In short, this guy took a plate of meat and placed it into an unwitting neighbor's backyard. Over the course of 20 days, he photo-documented the meat's evolution from edible protein to hazardous waste. And the glorious stench that accompanied it. Looking back on this, we came to realize that Mahlon's experiment had a profound effect on our childhoods. After all, the First Project began just as we were nearing the end of our elementary school years--a point in our lives in which we were still developing our own sense of humor. If not for the daily guidance of Mahlon Smith's witty posts, who knows if we would have ever achieved such a fondness for inappropriate jokes and cheeky shenanigans! We feel we owe him something.
Thus, we have set out to continue the saga within the hallow halls of our very own Tufts University in Medford, MA. However, this time the scientific analysis of Stinkymeat is going to be taken to the next level. While the previous experiments took place outdoors and had to withstand the forces of nature, our Stinkymeat plate is to be placed in a completely controlled environment. A perfect test chamber, if you will--one that is that is dark, moist, and poorly ventilated.
Yes, your worst suspicions are indeed correct: we will be conducting our experiment above a shower stall in a Tufts dorm. This particular shower is located in a building adjacent to our own, in a suite populated by our arch-enemies. In this way, we will not only be examining the rate of decay of various meats. We will also be testing the amount of time it takes before a group of unwitting residents try to seek out the source of an unbearable odor in their bathroom.
As we add posts on a daily basis, we encourage all of our readers to make comments and suggestions!
(Even if you think we have sick and twisted minds, we highly recommend reading Mahlon Smith's offical Stinkymeat website. Guaranteed to make you laugh.)
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